LEXINGTON, Kentucky (August 29, 2022)— It’s time to rush, hit and win! The University of Kentucky football season kicks off on Saturday, September 3 with a game against the University of Miami RedHawks. This game will mark the first time this season that some UK parking permit holders will need to relocate their vehicles to make way for Wildcat football fans.
Students and employees who park in the Periphery (K and EK) parking lots at Kroger Field (Red, Blue, and Orange), Commonwealth Drive Lot, College Way East and West lots, and Wildcat Court, as well as the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) , and the Sports Center Drive lot must relocate their vehicles by 7 am on home football game days.
Additionally, Kroger Field Green Lot permit holders (E10, C10 and R10) must move their vehicles by 10:00 pm on the Friday before home football game days. Parking along University Drive is also prohibited after 12:01 am on game days.
Vehicles may be moved to most relocation areas after 3:30 pm on Friday and must return to permitted parking areas by 5:00 am on Monday.
The vehicle relocation map with a full list of relocation times can be found here. Failure to relocate your vehicle to the designated areas may result in a citation or impoundment of the vehicle.
In addition, the large Gluck Equine Center Lot and a portion of the Orange Lot are restricted to UK football recreational vehicle (RV) permit parking from 7:30pm on the Friday before home football games. As a result, members of the university community who park in these lots on Fridays should avoid parking in designated RV areas if they anticipate being on campus beyond 7:30 p.m.
Persons leaving before 7:30 pm are allowed to use these areas; however, vehicles remaining in the restricted areas after that time will be relocated by the university to the designated vehicle relocation area, located on the southwest corner of the Orange Lot, off the Orange Lot Alumni Drive exit.
The weekend Yellow Route is also affected on home football match days. On these days, buses do not travel to the congested Kroger Field area. Instead, they loop near the University and Hospital units and travel through the main residential areas of campus. The modified route begins two hours before the game and continues one hour after the game.
For more information on soccer game day relocation policies, relocation areas, and the full 2022 soccer schedule, visit the Transportation Services website.