In an effort to combat what Matt so aptly labeled “the flannel shirt guys tailgating through the game” earlier this week, UK made a change to their student ticket process. The school announced today that the tickets will be made available July 18, but that they will be issued as general admission. According to an email sent out to students today, the goal is to convince them to arrive early and get the best seats, thus packing the place out. Those arriving early and landing some coveted real estate in the lower level will receive a wristband, so those flannel shirt guys don’t come creeping in at halftime and try to take your spot.
It might seem like only a small move and it probably is, but it’s a step toward finally fixing the apathy problem in Commonwealth Stadium. It might not gaurantee a packed house at kickoff against Central Michigan, but against bigger schools – and Louisville too – it should work out quite nicely. Smart move by the athletic department.
This is the time to rise!