University of Kentucky football fans will have the opportunity to enjoy no-fuss tailgating in swanky suites starting this fall.
The luxury tailgating suites, dubbed the 1865 Club, look like small bungalows and feature 300 square feet of indoor entertainment space with heating and air conditioning. They offer a kitchen, four high-definition televisions, a full-size refrigerator and a half bath. There is also outdoor entertainment space with a television and awning.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks are included, but premium food and alcohol options will come with an added cost.
The suites, which can accommodate up to 30 guests each, will be outside the southwest corner of Commonwealth Stadium in green space adjacent to the President’s Pavilion, according to a news release from UK Athletics.
Full-season rentals are $50,000, but UK Director of Strategic Communication Guy Ramsey said he expects that most rentals will be for single games. Rentals for SEC games and the Wildcats’ season opener against the Southern Mississippi will cost $8,000. Other games will be $6,000 for each 12-hour rental. Game tickets are not included.
Ramsey said the suites will “give fans a unique thing to do.”
“We envision this being a big thing for businesses to entertain clients,” he said.
Six of the temporary structures are being set up by supplier GameDay Traditions, but more could be built if there is enough interest, Ramsey said.
For more information about rentals, email Elizabeth Briggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.