Bench-Back Seating to Be Added in Kroger Field North Upper Level

Posted at 3:39 PM, May 23, 2019
Kroger Field

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Installation is underway on new bench-backs in the North upper level at Kroger Field, the last in a series of projects to create more comfortable seating for Kentucky football games.

Started in early May, this project will bring bench-back seating to all seats in sections 201-203 and 209-211 that did not previously have bench backs. In total, nearly 5,000 seats will be affected by the project, which will be completed prior to the start of the 2019 season.

UK Athletics has now reached its goal of installing bench-back or chair-back seating throughout Kroger Field, with the exception of the student section where bleacher seating will remain to accommodate as many students as possible. Through the renovation of the stadium completed in 2015, bench-back or chair-back seating was installed along both sidelines in the lower level. Before the 2016 season, the remainder of seats in the lower level were outfitted with bench backs, with the exception of the student section in the East end zone. Prior to the 2017 season, bench-back seating was added to the remainder of the South upper-level. Sections 204-208 in the North upper level followed before last season. UK Athletics has made these investments in response to fan feedback about seat comfort at Kroger Field.

Season and single-game ticket prices in the North upper level will not change from pricing announced in January due to the installation of bench-back seating. The majority of season-ticket seats in this area are available for $280 apiece with no corresponding K Fund donation attached.

Season tickets are still available at [] starting at $280 apiece. Fans are able to use the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue[] to view and compare available seat locations and experience a 360-degree virtual view from the seats inside Kroger Field. No-interest payment plans are available for new season ticket purchases. Additionally, the Kentucky Football Pocket Pass [] has returned for the 2019 season, which includes a mobile ticket to all eight home games. Pocket Passes are priced at $250 each, after selling the first 500 Passes at the introductory rate of $225.

To learn more about available season ticket locations, benefits (PDF) [] and payment options, contact the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1) or click here[] to request a phone call from a personal representative.

Season ticket sales for 2019 are strong, with 90% of 2018 season ticket holders renewing soon after the priority renewal deadline on April 12. With nearly 3,000 new season tickets sold, overall sales have reached 98% of last year’s final total as of April 23.

A limited number of season parking permits have been made available to football season ticket holders for 2019. Parking structures are priced at $192 each, while parking lots are $320 each plus a per-permit K Fund donation that varies by lot. There is a limit of one season permit for every four season tickets purchased per account. Complete information is available here[]. A limited number of premium parking options are also available by calling the K Fund at (859) 257-6300.

Popular 4-Game Flex Packs went on sale in April, providing flexible game selection and pricing that enables fans to customize a plan to best fit their needs. Pricing depends on games and seating locations selected. A complete seating chart with pricing can be found here [].

Tickets for Kentucky football’s 2019 away games are now on sale. Actual seat locations will be assigned later in July according to K Fund priority point ranking []. Football season ticket holders who order by June 28 through My UK Account [] will have priority in the assignment process. Away-game tickets will be delivered separately from season ticket packages. Tickets will be priced as follows:

  • Mississippi State (Sept. 21): $65
  • South Carolina (Sept. 28): $60
  • Georgia (Oct. 19): $80
  • Vanderbilt (Nov. 16): $55

Single-game tickets to UK’s home games will go on sale later this summer.

The Wildcats will open the 2018 season by hosting Toledo on Aug. 31.