Commonwealth construction guide for spring game fans

April 25, 2014 

A crane removed a raker beam from Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday as part of a $110 million renovation project at the University of Kentucky's football stadium. The project is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2015 football season.


With renovations underway at Commonwealth Stadium, here's a guide to help fans get around at Saturday's Blue-White Spring Game:


All fans must have a ticket to enter Commonwealth Stadium. If any of the free tickets are still available on game day, they may be obtained online at or outside the stadium. Tickets will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the ticketing tents outside Gate 4 and Gate 12.


Gates 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 15 will open to fans at 2:30 p.m. Gates 10 and 11 will be closed because of construction.


Lots will open at 8 a.m. Parking surrounding Commonwealth Stadium is free and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, parking will be available downtown at the High Street surface lot, directly south of Rupp Arena; and the Transit Center Garage on Vine Street ($3).


The UK Football Express downtown shuttle ($2.50 one-way/$5 round-trip) will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will pick up at the Shops at the Civic Center (430 W. Vine St.) and LexTran Transit Center Garage (200 W. Vine St.). The UK Football Express campus shuttle ($2 one-way) will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will pick up in front of the Kentucky Clinic on Nicholasville Road and at the corner of Rose/Huguelet.


The South upper-level and lower-level seating areas and concourses will be closed.

The East concourse between gates 14 and 15 will be closed.


■ Cooper Drive will be closed to all vehicle parking/tailgating.

■ The Wildcat Refuge, located outside Gate 9, will open at 12:30 p.m.

■ The CatWalk will take place at approximately 1:45 p.m.

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