What will a football ticket cost after renovations?

Kentucky football fans will have a little time to put some money into their big blue piggy banks to save up for tickets in the renovated Commonwealth Stadium, including some of its new premium seating.

The long-anticipated prices for 2015 season tickets, including those prime seats, was released by the school on Tuesday afternoon.

Each season ticket will cost $320 (for eight games in 2015) with a specific K-Fund donation required for each level of seating, with costs ranging from $2,500 per seat for the loge level all the way to $100 per seat for several sections in the lower and upper bowls.

Each season ticket will cost $320 (for eight games in 2015) with a specific K-Fund donation required for each level of seating, with costs ranging from $2,500 per seat for the loge level all the way to $100 per seat for several sections in the lower and upper bowls.

There also are 25,000 total season tickets available at the $100 and $0 levels.

The school based its new prices, which can be seen on the Commonwealth Stadium website (www.thenewcws.com), on other Southeastern Conference schools and schools in state, spokesman Dewayne Peevy said.

The school based its new prices, which can be seen on the Commonwealth Stadium website (www.thenewcws.com), on other Southeastern Conference schools and schools in state, spokesman Dewayne Peevy said.

The website, designed to keep fans up to date on the latest renovations, has a new “online seat selection process that will “allow every fan to choose the seats that best fit his/her needs in the fall of 2014.”

The entire stadium will be re-ticketed as the stadium goes from about 67,000 to roughly 61,000 seats.

The process will be based on a K-Fund priority ranking, which looks at season ticket loyalty and total dollar contributions to UK athletics, as of June 30. Fans who have season tickets for the 2013 season will be given priority, officials said.

The K-Fund donations required with each season ticket were reconfigured, but are nearly the same under the new system as they are the current one. There are fewer sections for the $100 donor seats and more for the $450 donation level. The $375 level is no longer available, but UK added a $300 level.

The new suites along the south sideline and boxes in the new loge area are on sale now, while the club seating at the field and mezzanine levels will go on sale in the fall.

A “capital donation” is attached to the suites and loge box seats, but not the others.

The new suites will go for $60,000 per season with a $15,000 capital gift due once reservations are made. Existing end zone suites cost $50,000 per season with a capital gift of $10,000.

The loge boxes are covered outdoor seating for four to six people with a private lounge and food options as well as personal televisions or tablets that go with each box.

Seating 300 or so, those boxes are available for $10,000 per season plus the ticket cost with a $2,500 capital gift. The six-seat loge boxes are $15,000 with a mandatory $3,750 donation.

The mezzanine level will seat about 1,000 fans ($1,500 per seat plus ticket price), while field level seats are $1,250 per seat plus ticket price.

Both of those premium seating areas with have sideline views, chair-back seating and access to climate-controlled lounges.

With every four club seats — including the loge level and suites — a parking pass will be included, Peevy said.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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2 Responses to What will a football ticket cost after renovations?

  1. Tom says:

    Since we’re fixed this is a great buy. A bowl season this year, top three in the Eastern Division next year, these tickets will be well worth it. With Tennessee Martin, Ohio University, and Louisiana- Somewhere filling half the home games, its a no brainer.

  2. Tom says:

    Mitch came through for the students didn’t he? Putting them in one end zone while he pushes the over priced seats and don’t you just love the ‘donation’ fees. With the team going 2-9 the last two years we’ll.be turnimg them away by 2015. ?