The games that will be played inside the shiny, newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium next season were announced by the league office Tuesday night.
On the brand new turf amid $120 million in improvements will be a total of eight home games, starting with the 2015 season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 5.
The new-look stadium also will host a new event: a Thursday night game at Commonwealth Stadium for the first time in program history against Auburn on Oct. 15.
University and athletics officials are working to iron out some of the logistical concerns involved with a Thursday night game that have kept UK from being able to play one at home before.
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There also will be logistical issues around Halloween 2015 for UK and the city as the Cats host Tennessee on Oct. 31, the same weekend as the Breeders' Cup is at Keeneland. It will be the earliest that Kentucky and the Volunteers have met since 1909.
Kentucky will go on the road first to South Carolina (Sept. 12) for the first time in program history. For the past six seasons, UK has opened Southeastern Conference play versus Florida.
After the trip to Columbia, though, UK will have plenty of time to enjoy its renovated stadium with five straight weeks (including one bye week on Oct. 10) at home, the Cats' longest home stand since since 2001.
Those home games will be Florida (Sept. 19), Missouri (Sept. 26), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 3) and then the Thursday night Auburn game on Oct. 15).
The Cats will be meeting the in-state Colonels for the first time since 2009. UK leads that series 3-0.
After the long home stand, Kentucky will go to Missisippi State on Oct. 24 before returning home to face Tennessee.
Back-to-back SEC road games open November with games at Georgia (Nov. 7) and Vanderbilt (Nov. 14).
The Cats will end the season with two non-conference foes for the first time since UK joined the league in 1933, with home games against Charlotte (Nov. 21) and Louisville (Nov. 28).