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UK Football Heroes’ Day set for September 7 vs. EMU

Kentucky football’s annual Heroes’ Day game has been officially set for September 7 when Eastern Michigan heads to Kroger Field.

Each year, UK Athletics offers one complimentary game ticket to active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters, and first responders.

This year, though, instead of picking up the tickets in person, they will he made available online through UK Athletics’ new partner, GovX.

Through this new partnership, UK Athletics will offer members of eligible Heroes’ Day groups one complimentary ticket to the game in addition to specially priced guest tickets by purchasing at, while supplies last. This offer is exclusively available online through GovX in advance of game day. UK Athletics will continue to honor these groups throughout the 2019 season by extending specially priced ticket offers through GovX to all home football games, while supplies last (you can learn about the partnership here).

Among the tentative plans Heroes’ Day are a football-field sized American flag for the national anthem, which will be presented by the UK Air Force ROTC and UK Army ROTC, recognition of personnel throughout the game, and military VIPs in attendance, among others.

Go Cats and go USA!


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for UK Football Heroes’ Day set for September 7 vs. EMU

  1. HarryA
    5:19 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    Will veterans be allowed to purchase discounted tickets as well or just active military members?

    • Brandon
      6:41 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

      Yes you just have to verify your veteran status with govx

    • HarryA
      8:42 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

      Okay thank you

    5:54 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    It’s really annoying that uk has these days during games that no one cares to see.

    5:55 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    If it’s a seating issue, then use the recruiting deck which rarely seems full

    5:55 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink