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With only a few days left until the spring game I think we should have a friendly prediction contest. The last numbers I have seen on distributed tickets are 42 000, but also seen someone say it's 48 000. Weather can be a factor, but don't really think it will. I think we will pass 50 000, so I'll say 54 000.
I think a lot of people are holding extra tickets and thus the actual attendence won't be as good. Still a nice showing of about 32K
I know how many tickets they say are out but u gonna have no shows ill go with about 35k
Even with no shows, I think with the walk ins we still hit 48K.
Somewhere in the ballpark of 25,000, with possibility of getting up into low 30s. I just don't buy that 40,000 or more people are showing up Saturday. I've been covering spring games (with the exception of one or two) since 1998 and have never seen more than 15,000, even when they were coming off bowl games and had one of the best offenses in the country, good weather, whatever. I just don't believe there is suddenly going to be 25-30,000 more people than that showing up for a night spring game with temps in the upper 40s by kickoff.
However, I also don't think anyone is going to know the real attendance because Kentucky will announce tickets distributed and not actual fannies in the seats. So I absolutely expect the announced attendance will be 48-50,000.
This post was edited by Matt May on 4/11/2013 at 4:12 PM
I have a hard time believing that only 50% of the tickets already distributed will only be used. According to UK's figures, 50,000 tickets have already been distributed. Maybe I am naive, but having Thunder over Louisville on a different weekend, making the game after Keeneland and after a home game between UK and UT,and the excitement from the Staff I think the figure will definately be over 40,000. I could see a huge student crowd being possible as they will be returning from Keeneland and looking for something to do before they hit the bars. I have 8 tickets and all are being used. I have a friend that has 16 and all are being used. I know people coming in from Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Plus there will be walk ups that don't have tickets yet. I guess we will see. Matt or anybody in the know, do you know how many people can fit in the lower sections?
Don't have an exact number on lower bowl seats but asked someone who would have better idea than me and said I thought it was approximately 40,000. He said that sounded about right.
Thanks Matt. It will be interesting to see how the turnout is on Saturday.
Whatever the number, it will be better than the players' girlfriends and the fellow geezers
who have been showing up the last few years. There is one drawback, though.
Last Spring, I could sit on the rail at the 50-yard-line if I wanted.
The 2 lower level tickets (4 not available) they had left by the time my procrastination was over
are in the end zone.
Sounds about right. Lots of tickets won't be used imo. Still, big increase.
I know 8 that will be there! Driving up from the west end if the commonwealth sat morning to watch the baseball game, then some FOOTBALL!!!
Fired up! Is Cats Pause members tailgating or getting together anywhere?
According to Kyle Tucker 49 000 tickets distributed and another 11 000 given to local schools, so the total stands at 60 000.
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