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UK asking fans to ‘lift us up like you always do’ after slow ticket sales for opener.

Kentucky has sent out a series of tweets and has a new video asking fans to join the Cats for their opener versus Central Michigan on Sept. 1.
Kentucky has sent out a series of tweets and has a new video asking fans to join the Cats for their opener versus Central Michigan on Sept. 1. aslitz@herald-leader.com

If you’ve noticed an uptick in tweets from the University of Kentucky ticket office, you’re not alone.

UK still isn’t close to selling out its season opener in less than 10 days, a spokesman confirmed to the Herald-Leader. And the school is doing what it can to get the word out.

For the Sept. 1 game against Central Michigan, there are just a little bit more than 40,000 tickets out for the 61,000-seat venue. That would be a huge decline from a season ago when the school reported 54,868 fans at Kroger Field for the game against Eastern Kentucky.



The Cats’ home venue averaged 56,468 per game last season.

Tickets are for sale starting at $32 each at UKFootballTix.com, UK spokesman Guy Ramsey said.

The Herald-Leader previously reported that season ticket sales in general were down around 10 percent from a season ago for a team that went 7-5 and advanced to the Music City Bowl.

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