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Kentucky Football ticket sales take a hit

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2018 has the potential to be a fun season for Kentucky Football, but fans haven’t bought in as much as expected.

Intro Jason Marcum

The University of Kentucky is widely known for its basketball success, but recently their football team has had some success of their own.

The Kentucky Wildcats have gone to back to back bowl games under Coach Mark Stoops and the program seems to be headed in the right direction.

Still, according to Jen Smith of the Herald-Leader, the season ticket sales this year have gone down from 32,000 a year ago to 28,800 (10 percent).

This drop has surprised many due to the Wildcats being able to retain 17 starters from a year ago while adding more talented depth to the roster.

Kentucky has found a winning strategy in these past few years. In 2017, the Wildcats finished third in the SEC East Division finishing 7-6 for the second straight season. Kentucky’s seven home games in 2017 brought in an average of 56,468 fans, which was up 2,825 from the previous season. With the increase in ticket sales UK jumped up to No. 16 nationally in attendance.

Naturally this steady rise was expected to continue because of the growth of the team; However, this has not been the case. The school does expect to sell around 5,000 tickets to students once they become available but only time will tell.

With this season poised to be the Wildcats’ best in some time fans should be excited to be a part of the home crowd. This should be a very fun and exciting season that you don’t want to miss.

You can buy your home tickets online at UKFootballTix.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.