Student Gameday Zone

UK Gameday Zone




Get ready for every University of Kentucky home football game this season with the OFFICIAL UK STUDENT GAMEDAY CELEBRATION! Connect with fellow students and members of the UK community while celebrating UK athletic traditions. Come celebrate the Cats before heading to the game!

  • Free game tickets to the first 100 UK students! *
  • Free food and door prizes
  • Live DJ, games, and activities
  • Beer and cider for purchase, 21 and up (ID required).

WHEN? Gameday Zone starts 2.5 hours before kick-off, every home game. The event ends 30 mins before kick-off, allowing time for everyone to get to Kroger Field for the game.

Click HERE for the complete Fall Football Schedule

  • August 31st – vs. Toledo Home Opener 12:00 noon kick-off- Event is 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • September 7th – vs. Eastern Michigan 7:30 p.m. kick-off. Event is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • September 14th – vs. Florida. Family Weekend Tailgate - 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

  • October 12th – vs. Arkansas 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Event is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • October 26th – vs. Missouri 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Event canceled due to weather.

  • November 9th – vs. Tennessee. Event is 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • November 23rd – vs. Tennessee @ Martin. Gameday Zone canceled due to weather.

  • November 30th – vs. Louisville - Holiday weekend; no Gameday Zone

WHERE? Pieratt Field (behind the Johnson Center).  Entrance is on Cooper Drive, across from Kroger Field.

WHO? ALL UK STUDENTS WELCOME! Student ID is required for entry and each student is also welcomed to bring 2 non-student guests.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For reasonable accommodations please contact the Disability Resource Center at or by email at

DOOR PRIZES: Attend at least 3 Gameday Zone events for a chance to win door prizes! Prizes will be awarded throughout the 2019 football season and winners will be notified by email. 

The prize schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 12th game: On field game passes (2)
  • Oct. 26th game: UK Athletics Nike Gear
  • Nov. 9th game: $250 Flex meal dining cards (3)
  • Nov. 23rd game:
    • On-campus parking permit
    • $250 UK Bookstore gift cards (2)
    • $750 meal card to campus dining
    • $200 bike voucher to local bike shops


  • All UK students are welcomed. Students must scan UK ID to enter.
  • Each student is welcomed to bring 2 non-student guests. All guests must sign in. 
  • Participants must follow the Kroger Field CLEAR BAG POLICY. No large bags, coolers, or backpacks are allowed. Additionally, no glass bottles, speakers or amplified sound, or firearms are permitted. 
  • NO outside FOOD, DRINK, or ALCOHOL is permitted inside event. This includes filled water bottles. 
  • Beer and cider are available for purchase. 21 and up only. Must show valid gov’t issued ID to get wristband. 
  • Service animals only! No emotional support animals.
  • Student organizations or groups must pre-register to reserve a space inside the event.
  • All students and guests must adhere to the UK Code of Student Conduct
  • Re-entry is not permitted. 
  • Sales and solicitation are not permitted at event.



Come celebrate Wildcat Football at the OFFICIAL UK STUDENT GAMEDAY CELEBRATION WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION!! Happening every home football game 2.5 hours before kick-off at Pieratt Field, Student Organizations can now reserve separate tent space on the field for their members.

This is an awesome opportunity to CELEBRATE UK Athletics, grab some FREE FOOD AND FREE FOOTBALL TICKETS*, listen to LIVE MUSIC, play GAMES, and SOCIALIZE as an organization before heading to the football game on Kroger Field, across the street. There is also beer and cider for sale, 21 and up. 

AND, best of all, there is no cost to for organizations to participate!


Student Organizations may request other tailgate locations by submitting a request to the Office of University Events at



      Thank you for your participation and involvement in this gameday experience. We’re here to serve you. We want to do everything possible to ensure that this experience is a safe and entertaining one for all students who call UK their home.