Mitch Barnhart outlines plans for fans at games this fall in call with donors

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 1 year

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If all goes according to plan, Kentucky will have fans at football and basketball games this fall.

Two sources have informed Kentucky Sports Radio that UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart has been contacting donors to discuss scenarios for the upcoming seasons, with the primary plan calling for 50% capacity at football and basketball games. For Kroger Field, that would mean a crowd of 30,500 and for Rupp Arena, 10,272 (due to the most recent renovations, Rupp’s capacity is now 20,545). All fans with football season tickets would be covered.

Both the football and men’s basketball teams have returned to campus for voluntary workouts. Summer activities for football (strength workouts and film study with coaches) are scheduled to begin July 13, while basketball’s summer activities (weight training, conditioning, and skill instruction) will begin July 20. Until then, John Calipari can meet with his team and players can do weight training and conditioning, but no on-court practice activities may take place.

Cross your fingers.

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2021-09-24