LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) — Kentucky football is going bowling for the third year in a row. The 9-3 Wildcats will take on Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on January 1. It'll take place in Camping World Stadium at 1 p.m.

Though the team plateaued toward the end of the season, the Wildcats finished strong with a 56-10 win over state rival UofL.

This season is Kentucky's best since Jerry Claiborne led the Cats in 1984. Though the team went to two bowls during Mark Stoops' tenure, a win would be the Wildcats' first bowl win under Stoops.

The Citrus Bowl, one of the oldest non-College Football Playoff bowl games, features a showdown of SEC and Northwestern bowl-eligible teams.

Here's all the info you need if you want to go to the Citrus Bowl.


If you are a Kentucky football season ticket holder and or an eligible K fund donor and you requested tickets during the priority request period, you will find an email confirmation Sunday night with your tickets.

The remaining tickets in Kentucky's allotment will go on sale Monday, December 3 at 9 a.m. EST. You can find them online at UKFootballTix.com or by calling (800) 928-2287, option 4. Ticket prices range from $86-$210.

The seats are located in the Plaza level corners and in the Terrace level between the 30-yard lines. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last. Fans will be able to select specific seat locations upon purchase, a new feature this season.

UK students can purchase tickets Mondy, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 7 for as long as supplies last.

All BBN Student Pass Plus holders can purchase tickets starting at 9 a.m. Other students have to wait until noon. There's a limit of two per student, and each ticket costs $60.


If you are planning to drive, expect it to take around 13 hours. Louisville International Airport does offer direct flights to Orlando International Airport through several airlines. You can visit ukathleticstix.com for travel package options through the K Fund.

Citrus Bowl Info

For a full guide to the Citrus bowl visit citrusbowlorlando.com. There you can find information about hotels, stadium parking transportation and stadium policies.