Arrive early. Be patient.
Those are key words for fans going to Saturday's season-opening University of Kentucky football game at Commonwealth Stadium. Here are some tips about traffic, parking, security and safety:
■ Are you a little nervous about going through those two new roundabouts on Alumni Drive between Nicholasville and Tates Creek roads? Police officers will be posted in the roundabouts to help motorists navigate through them, said UK police Chief Joe Monroe.
■ Many season-ticket holders were reassigned to new parking lots. Specific directions are included with season ticket books. Among the new lots in 2015 are the Silver lot, off Farm Road, accessible via University Drive; and The Arboretum, off Alumni Drive, accessible from Tates Creek Road.
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■ Display your parking permit so traffic personnel can sort and direct vehicles efficiently.
■ Non-permit parking is available on Cooper Drive on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon Friday.
■ Additional non-permit parking is available in parking structures No. 2 at 538 Rose Street, No. 3 on Huguelet Drive behind Kentucky Clinic, and No. 6 at Press and Virginia avenues.
■ Miller Transportation will operate campus and downtown shuttle routes independently of UK Athletics. Cost is $5 round-trip for the campus shuttle, $15 round-trip for the downtown shuttle. More information about stops and hours is available at Millertransportation.com, or by calling Miller (859) 255-2707.
■ LexTran will not operate the UK Football Express campus and downtown shuttles for the 2015 season, but all regular LexTran routes will operate on game days. More information is available at Lextran.com/route-maps/uk-football.
■ Tow-behind trailers may not park on paved surface lots within the Commonwealth Stadium complex unless they, too, have a parking permit. Fans bringing a tow-behind trailer on game day, without a parking permit for the trailer will be directed to the nearest available grass lot.
■ Backpacks and large bags are prohibited from Commonwealth Stadium. Fan are permitted to bring one small bag, no larger than 13.5 inches by 10 inches by 7 inches. The bag must fit within sizing bins at all entrance gates. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and bring as few items as possible.
■ If you are concerned about being separated from a child or an adult with dementia, get a reunification wrist band from any UK police officer. You fill out a card with your name, the child's name, and cellphone numbers. A coded wrist band is placed on the child. If he or she is lost, police have a way to contact a parent or guardian.
■ Have more questions? Go to Ukathleticsgameday.com/ football. You may submit questions to the UK game day email account at BBNFirst@uky.edu. Staff will respond to inquiries "in a timely manner" according to a UK news release.
■ For real-time updates on game day information, follow @UKGamedayInfo on Twitter.