Fans planning to get one last football tailgate in for the year should know that there is a burning ban in Fayette County that may affect your method of cooking and staying warm in the parking lot. Simply put, no fires or burning of any kind outside Commonwealth Stadium, or anywhere Lexington.
The university sent our this message Friday morning:
In response to dry, windy conditions, the Lexington Fire Department, by order of the Lexington Fire Marshal, has issued a burning ban for Fayette County until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. The burning ban will be in effect at Commonwealth Stadium and in all surrounding parking lots for the Kentucky football game vs. Austin Peay on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
The ban includes all cooking and grilling fires and applies even for fans who have received prior approval from the UK Fire Marshal. UK Athletics parking staff, the UK Fire Marshal and the Lexington Fire Department will enforce the burning ban throughout the day on Saturday.
Fans with further questions about the burning ban or any other questions about game day at Commonwealth Stadium should email [email protected].
For instance, don’t do this:
— boxxa (@boxxa) January 3, 2016
I know you’ll be excited about bowl eligibility, but don’t do that.
*** UPDATE ***
UK is now saying gas grills WILL be permitted.
So gas grill your little heart out.