League: NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Southeastern Conference East
Home Games: Kroger Field
Head Coach: Mark Stoops
All-Time Greats: George Blanda, Dermontti Dawson, Bob Gain, Art Still, Steve Meilinger, Lou Michaels
Rivals: Louisville, Tennessee, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State
Kentucky Wildcats Football Tickets
The Kentucky Wildcats Football team got their start in 1881. The school underwent a couple of name changes, so the Kentucky Wildcats became official in 1913. The squad has seen a few head coaches since its inception. Mark Stoops is the brother of Bob Stoops, the former head coach of Oklahoma for many seasons. In addition to producing Hall of Famers, All-Americans and other individual award recipients, the squad has been to 18 bowl games. Their two Hall of Famers are Dermontti Dawson and George Blanda. Blanda was inducted with the 1981 class after playing for four NFL teams including the Oakland Raiders. They also have two conference championships. Famous former players include Calvin Bird and Mark Higgs as well as Art Still, Steve Meilinger and Bob Gain. The team calls Kroger Field home, which is located on the University of Kentucky's campus. The Wildcat's main rival is Louisville. Tennessee, Indiana and Vanderbilt are three others. Get your tickets at StubHub today, your source for Kentucky Wildcats football tickets.
Where do the Kentucky Wildcats play?
Kroger Field is where home games for the Kentucky Wildcats football team take place. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the stadium resides on the campus of the University of Kentucky. It has a capacity of 61,000. It was known as the Commonwealth Stadium until 2017. The first game at this venue was played on September 15, 1973. It was renovated in 2015 and received several upgrades as well as an expansion. A new scoreboard and LED lights were among the upgrades.
Who is Kentucky Wildcats Football’s head coach?
Since 2013, Mark Stoops has been the head coach for the Kentucky Wildcats Football team. Stoops was the defensive back for Iowa from 1986 to 1988. He has been coaching since 1990 with assignments at USF, Wyoming and Arizona. While his record at Kentucky is just under the .500 mark, his team has shown promise under his leadership. In 2017, the Wildcats finished 7-5. In 2018, the team went 9-3. This was the only time in its history the squad finished a season with nine wins.
Who are some notable players from Kentucky Wildcats football?
The Kentucky Wildcats Football program has produced two Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees and seven College Football Hall of Fame inductees. Through 2018, 29 players have been named All-Americans. Two of the most notable Wildcats are Calvin Bird and Mark Higgs. Both of their numbers have been retired. Randall Cobb, Tim Couch and Jared Lorenz are three other notable former players. Cobb currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys, Couch was selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns in 1999 and Lorenz spent four seasons with the New York Giants.
How is the tailgating scene at Kentucky Wildcats Football?
Tailgating is allowed at home Kentucky Wildcats Football games. The program has teamed up with professionals to provide turnkey tailgate services. Fans, alumni and students simply need to reserve their spots and request the items they will need for the party before kickoff. For a fee, tents, chairs and tables can be set up and taken down for.
What are the top games this year for Kentucky Wildcats Football?
The Kentucky Wildcats Football team's fiercest rival is Louisville. In 2019, the Kentucky-Louisville game is played as the last game of the regular season. Other top games fans can anticipate include Tennessee, Arkansas and Back to Top