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UK football season ticket sales down 10 percent

Jen Smith over at the Herald-Leader’s football division did some number-checking around UK football season ticket sales and found that the numbers are down from this time a year ago.

According to Smith’s story, only about 28,800 season ticket packages have been sold so far with only two months remaining on the kickoff countdown. Around 32,000 had been sold at this time last year, she writes, for about a 10 percent decline going into a season with a star-studded roster.

You know what that means, Big Blue Nation. You need to quit horsing around and get your tickets for this fall. You can do so by visiting or by contacting your neighborhood Ticketmaster broker.

I understand why you’re hesitant, but this is going to be a fun year and you’ll want to be there to witness it.

[Smith: Kentucky football season ticket sales down 10 percent]

Article written by Drew Franklin

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14 Comments for UK football season ticket sales down 10 percent

    5:59 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    You increase prices $30 per package and fewer packages are sold… Ironic? No.

  2. krautdog
    6:18 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    BBN’s gettin’ wiser-demonstrated, higher quality BEFORE higher prices.

  3. Catlogic15
    7:00 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    With Stoops’ best defense since he’s been at Kentucky and still projected 6-6 or 7-5, it’s not hard to see why people aren’t that excited. Plus with the SEC Network, it makes it that much easier if your a holder from Louisville, and lots are, to skip that late night drive home.

  4. unbridled
    7:52 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    Field a good team with competent coaches and people will line up to buy. Pretty simple really.

  5. mashburnfan1
    8:30 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    To all the complainers, we have the best team we have had in many years. Sadly the one unknown position is vital {QB} so we will have to hope for the best there. If we get decent QB play this could be a heck of a season. I renewed mine, in fact upgraded, and I live East of Columbus Ohio and drive 3.5 hours each way for the games. I will miss 2 games this season, usually skip 1 because of the drive, but still we make a weekend trip out of it and stop at the Newport Aquarium, Reds game or something. Those who don’t want to go will always find an excuse, even if we were undefeated they would complain about the traffic and not go. Fact is the players work hard, coaches work hard and the least we can do is show up and support them, at least early in the season. CWS {refuse to call it anything else} can be electric when full, if you were at the last UGA and Auburn games you know what I mean. Even the last second FG vs Miss St was special although not a full house. I will admit in the past if we played poorly I would skip games late in the season as if I go to a diner to eat and the product is always bad I would not continue to go eat.

    • cats646
      9:57 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

      I agree 100% with you. I have a two hour drive both ways and I never miss a game unless I absolutely have to. Everyone buy tickets!!!!!

  6. JPGott2
    9:07 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    Reality is that with a weak SEC East over the past few years, UK has dropped the ball on continued momentum, let alone getting whooped in 2 bowl games.

    Heck, we lost to Florida by not even defending 2 wide open receivers.

    I do not have the money for tickets at this time, but I can see why others that do might be remissed in not buying.

    I will go to a couple games this year and hope we do not get blown out like we did in some last year.

    • cats646
      9:59 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

      We got beat by 1 point in the bowl last year. Don’t call that whooped. And we didn’t even have a running back.

  7. zoupman
    9:20 pm July 9, 2018 Permalink

    I am very excited about the upcoming season and will most likely attend at least a couple of games. My issue with season tickets is to are too expensive. Really easy to watch in TV for free. Best wishes.

  8. bluegrassstu
    2:24 am July 10, 2018 Permalink

    I cant afford the current ticket prices. Love the game of football but i have bills to pay.

  9. unbridled
    8:17 am July 10, 2018 Permalink

    So I guess my question to everyone that is really excited is….what constitutes a “good season” this year?

  10. Look Out Fireworks
    9:58 am July 10, 2018 Permalink

    I will never understand why so many are so excited for a 6-6 season.

    Mediocrity breeds mediocrity.

  11. Swizzle
    11:42 am July 10, 2018 Permalink

    If I’m gonna watch 10 on 11 football I’ll catch it in hd

  12. Ichabod24
    2:55 pm July 10, 2018 Permalink

    2 – Single game tickets for Central Michigan = $150. So a family of 4 to get in the door is $300. Add food and drinks and its probably a $400 trip. I guess there are many families that can afford that but I’d say the majority cannot.