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UK announces campus parking changes for Thursday night football game

The sun set as UK took the field.  UK hosted Florida at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. on Saturday September 19, 2015.  Photo by Mark Mahan
The sun set as UK took the field. UK hosted Florida at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, KY. on Saturday September 19, 2015. Photo by Mark Mahan Herald-Leader

When the University of Kentucky plays its first-ever Thursday night home football game on Oct. 15, campus parking will undergo changes to accommodate the crowd, UK announced Thursday.

Kentucky's game against Auburn kicks off at 7 p.m.

UK Athletics and UK's office of the executive vice president for finance and administration have each developed websites with logistical information.

Visitors to campus, students, main campus and UK HealthCare employees, as well as VA hospital and BCTC employees should visit uky.edu/thursdayfootball.

For game-related details and parking information for those attending the game, visit ukathleticsgameday.com/thursday/.

The following parking lots and garages will be closed on Oct. 15. All vehicles without the appropriate football parking credentials must be removed no later than 7 a.m.

■ Commonwealth Stadium Red Lot

■ Commonwealth Stadium Blue Lot

■ Commonwealth Stadium Green Lot

■ Orange Lot (corner of University and Alumni)

■ Greg Page Overflow Lot

■ Soccer/Softball Complex Lots

■ University Drive Garage (Parking Structure 1)

■ Sports Center Garage (Parking Structure 7)

■ Sports Center Lots

■ University Drive

■ Ag North and Ag Greenhouse Area

Additionally, three lots on campus will close earlier. The Commonwealth Stadium Green Lot (adjacent to the Oswald Building) will close at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, and the Gluck Equine Lot and expansion section of the Orange Lot will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Those students and employees who park in areas restricted for credentialed game day parking will be accommodated in a variety of community partner off-campus parking facilities. These parking areas are assigned by group in order to ensure adequate parking is available and to streamline the shuttle service. The university is partnering with a transportation management firm called Go Ground to transport members of the UK community to and from the assigned remote, off-campus parking lots. All Go Ground buses are disabled-accessible.

UK says students and employees should anticipate longer commute times on game day and plan accordingly and are advised to monitor the UK websites for the most up-to-date information.

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