Kentucky sets football Fan Day for Aug. 9

jsmith3@herald-leader.comJuly 24, 2014 

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Old asphalt was piled up as construction work continued on the renovation of Commonwealth Stadium at the corner of Alumni and University Drives on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. UK's 41-year-old football stadium is undergoing a $110 million face lift that is projected to be finished in time for the start of the 2015 football season. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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Kentucky's annual football Fan Day took a little longer to plan this year with all of the construction fencing around Commonwealth Stadium, but UK announced the details Thursday.

Fans will have to rise early for autographs on Saturday, Aug. 9. Signings by players and coaches are scheduled for 9 a.m. at Nutter Fieldhouse next to the stadium. Following the session, an open practice is scheduled to run from 10:45 a.m.-noon.

Parking and admission are free, with parking available in the red, green and blue lots surrounding the stadium.

Kentucky begins fall practice on Aug. 4.

The practice on Fan Day won't be fans' only chance to see the Cats in the preseason. Coach Mark Stoops also plans to open practices on Aug. 11, Aug. 12 and Aug. 18. Times and locations are still to be determined.

Jennifer Smith: (859) 231-3241. Twitter: @jenheraldleader. Blog: ukfootball.bloginky.com.

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