Thoughts About Kroger Field for State Championship

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    Thoughts About Kroger Field for State Championship

    Love the location. Love UK.

    Donít mind having to park in a specified lot. I understand parking issues. Hate having to park in the green lot and then having to walk to the other side of the stadium to stand in a very long line to buy tickets.

    Half the bathrooms closed.

    Very long lines at the concession stand, manned by nice, but clearly inexperienced people.

    Definitely hope to be back next year, but hope it is better organized.
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    There were no parking lot designations. You could have parked wherever you wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    Love the location. Love UK.

    Donít mind having to park in a specified lot. I understand parking issues. Hate having to park in the green lot and then having to walk to the other side of the stadium to stand in a very long line to buy tickets.

    Half the bathrooms closed.

    Very long lines at the concession stand, manned by nice, but clearly inexperienced people.

    Definitely hope to be back next year, but hope it is better organized.
    Agreed on the concessions, high school students with little to no knowledge of taking/ preparing an order. Stood about 20 minutes after ordering for a hot chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titletownclown View Post
    There were no parking lot designations. You could have parked wherever you wanted.
    Not on Friday.

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    I don't know about designations, I pulled in and parked where I wanted. Agreed about 80% of bathrooms closed, bush league. Glad it was held at UK though, would not have made the trip if it were at Western

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    Not on Friday.
    Good point. I parked in green lot yesterday since Boyle was visitor team and didn't realize other lots were closed?? Parked in blue today and it appeared all were open.

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    Parking lots were only specified for the 1pm game on Friday. Friday night you could park wherever you wanted to. Love having it at UK. First time I was able to go to a state game since I was playing in them 13-15 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestDanville View Post
    Parking lots were only specified for the 1pm game on Friday. Friday night you could park wherever you wanted to.
    Iíd assume UK uses the football stadium for student parking as UofL does, thatís why, Iíd imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titletownclown View Post
    There were no parking lot designations. You could have parked wherever you wanted.
    Kroger Field has an agreement to give exclusive use of its parking lots to UK Hospital on weekdays. UK Hospital has virtually no parking space of its own, and it is almost all designated for patients and visitors. Hospital staff uses the Kroger Field lots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I’d assume UK uses the football stadium for student parking as UofL does, that’s why, I’d imagine.
    True, and I had no problem with that. Plenty of parking where we were. Problem was having to walk to the other side of the stadium where there was one long line selling tickets.

    They should have had ticket sales with entrances where the parking was and more than one booth open. There were plenty of nice people standing around doing nothing, but trying to be helpful.

    My point is, that I love the stadium and the location, but the organization on Friday could stand a lot of improvement.

    I know we were only 1A, but I have been to many 1A Championship games and this was by far the worst organized. We don’t need much, and we are not hard to please. Make it a bit more user friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    Not on Friday.
    I parked where I wanted Friday and no one checked anything or asked for anything.

    Oops I see now that you're talking about the early game on Friday.

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    I love the location and the stadium.

    Just a few thoughts:

    - Park in the stadium lots. It's free, close and easy

    - Buy tickets at the UK ticket office on campus. They were $13 for general admission...no fees at all.

    - The nicer seats on the home side should also be $13. I know they are "special" seats but for high school football, they should be the same price, first come, first serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Kroger Field has an agreement to give exclusive use of its parking lots to UK Hospital on weekdays. UK Hospital has virtually no parking space of its own, and it is almost all designated for patients and visitors. Hospital staff uses the Kroger Field lots.
    I had the evening game on my mind. Oops :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    I love the location and the stadium.

    Just a few thoughts:

    - Park in the stadium lots. It's free, close and easy

    - Buy tickets at the UK ticket office on campus. They were $13 for general admission...no fees at all.

    - The nicer seats on the home side should also be $13. I know they are "special" seats but for high school football, they should be the same price, first come, first serve.
    Agreed. The home team fans were at a disadvantage in terms of seating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I’d assume UK uses the football stadium for student parking as UofL does, that’s why, I’d imagine.
    You are correct

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