News that we've been waiting on for a long time has finally broke its way through. With Kentucky being one of the last two SEC programs to not yet make an official announcement on fan capacity and ticket distributions for games at Kroger Field this fall, it was near time for Kentucky to decide. This afternoon, that finally happened.
Mitch Barnhart and UK are announcing that Kroger Field will allow 20% capacity for fans, which is about 12,000 people, and 10 people per suite. There will be no tailgating allowed either.
While it sucks that 61,000 people won't be shaking the stadium to Grove Street this fall, I think we can all just be satisfied with having sports to begin with. This years team is expected to be the best in the Stoops era (on paper at least), and they'll stand the ultimate test to their 10 SEC game schedule.
Kentucky kicks off its season in barely two weeks (Sept. 26), with their first home game coming the following Saturday (Oct. 3) against Ole Miss.