University of Kentucky football fans are facing a few challenges off the field before they see the first kicked off this weekend.
UK and city officials have detailed several changes, many which are related to the stadium construction and renovation project. Gates ten and eleven will be closed due to construction, so fans entering through the south side of Commonwealth Stadium will use gates seven, nine, 12, and 14.
In addition to stadium work, an ongoing flood mitigation project is also impacting game day operations in areas near the athletic complex. As for parking, many season ticket holders were reassigned to new lots this offseason. Fans are asked to display their parking permit when they leave home, enabling traffic personnel to efficiently sort and direct vehicles near the stadium. UK opens up its season this Saturday at noon by hosting UT-Martin.