Premium Foods, New Concessions Operations Coming in 2018

Posted at 9:14 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 21:14:03-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Specialty foods and changes to concessions operations will be in place at Kentucky football games this season, as concessionaire Aramark, in partnership with UK Athletics, has responded to feedback from fans.

The west concourse will feature the most visible changes, as third-party vendors – all Lexington favorites – will all be serving premium food items.

  • Atomic Ramen (inside Gate 4) will serve Asian-inspired cuisine, starting with a bao bun with fried pork belly.
  • Athenian Grill (inside gates 6/7) will serve its authentic Greek cuisine, with lamb and beef feta stuffed sausage; vegetarian, chicken and classic gyros; vegetarian Mediterranean pie; and baklava on the menu.
  • Louisiana Passion (inside Gate 9) will serve Louisiana favorites.

Vendors serving on specialty items in the west concourse will allow remaining brick-and-mortar locations throughout Kroger Field to focus on a more limited, traditional concessions menu to enhance speed of service. Additionally, prices for traditional items have been updated – both increases and decreases – to even dollar amounts to eliminate the need for loose change.

UK Athletics and Aramark have consistently heard from fans about the importance of speed of service in concessions. These changes are being made to allow fans to return to their seats to cheer on the Wildcats as quickly as possible. As always, fans are encouraged to submit feedback about these changes and any other experiences on game day to

Other concessions will be located throughout the Kroger Field concourse. Kroger Simple Truth, Papa John’s Pizza, Kettle Masters and Dippin’ Dots will all have individual locations. Funnel cakes and cotton candy, pretzels and peanuts, and German roasted nuts will also be available at various locations.

Aramark has been the dining services partner of the University of Kentucky, including concessions at UK Athletics events, since 2014.

A variety of ticket options are still available for the 2018 season. Single-game tickets, starting at $32, are available online at

Season tickets remain available at, starting at $254. Fans are able to use the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue to view and compare available seat locations and see a 360-degree virtual view from the seats inside Kroger Field. Fans can view a seating chart with the various pricing levels here. The Kentucky Football Pocket Pass will also return for the 2018 season, which includes a mobile ticket to all seven home games for a discounted price of $217 while supplies last.