Kick off the 2023 University of Kentucky Football season with Fan Day!  

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

The schedule has been set for Kentucky Football Fan Day, presented by UK HealthCare, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 5.

The main attraction for the popular annual event will be open practice on the practice fields at the Joe Craft Football Training Center from 11 a.m. to approximately 12:45 p.m. ET.

Fan Day is open to the public and admission is free. Free parking will be available in the blue lot at Kroger Field. Fans can begin entering the facility at 10 a.m. at the practice field gate in the plaza outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field. 

Fan Day will be the first Saturday practice of fall camp, marking the conclusion of the first week of on-field training for the 2023 season.

In the case of inclement weather, Fan Day could be moved indoors with limited capacity or cancelled. If the weather is in question on the day of the event, check and the @UKathletics Twitter for updates on Saturday.

Fans will be asked to stay behind the rope line on the perimeter of the practice field, which will be controlled by UK event management staff.

Free Kentucky football posters for the 2023 season, presented by Kroger, will be available at Fan Day. The UK Bookstore will be selling UK merchandise in the plaza as well. 

ARH and UK Healthcare will be on hand for a “School Supply Drive,” recognizing the one-year anniversary of the floods that hit Eastern Kentucky last summer.  With the new school year approaching, they will donate all supplies collected to schools and families still rebuilding.

UK’s ticket sales staff will be available to discuss ticket packages for the 2023 season with interested fans.

UK concessions will sell pre-packaged snacks and bottled water.

The Wildcats have been to seven consecutive bowl games and won four of the last five. Big Blue Nation’s impact on the program is impactful. Kentucky is 35-14 at Kroger Field over the last seven seasons.

The Wildcats begin the 2023 season begins Sept. 2 in Kroger Field against Ball State. The Wildcats’ first three games of the season will be at home (vs. EKU on Sept. 9 and vs. Akron on Sept. 16). UK’s SEC home opener will be Sept. 30 vs. Florida.

Fans interested in season-ticket purchases for the highly-anticipated 2023 season can visit for ticket prices and more information. Ticket packages start at just $225, offering significant savings over single-game ticket prices. Additionally, single-game ticket inventory for some of the most in-demand home matchups are already extremely limited, so fans hoping to guarantee a primary ticket spot for those games are encouraged to consider season-ticket options.

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