Barnhart on ticket sales

Barnhart also said football season ticket sales "are fine" despite last year's 6-7 record and BBVA Compass Bowl loss to Pittsburgh to end the season.

Barnhart also said football season ticket sales "are fine" despite last year's 6-7 record and BBVA Compass Bowl loss to Pittsburgh to end the season.

"We are doing okay. There is a lot of ... it's a tough economy for everybody. We are relatively close to where we were last year," Barnhart said. "Student season tickets just went on sale last week, so they are doing fine. People are having to make some choices about what they want to do with their money and sometimes it doesn't work out where people can stay with it.

"But we have had a very good renewal rate with our K-Fund and season tickets. We are fine and plugging along. Obviously we want as many people as we can in the stands. That's an important piece of the puzzle (for the football program."

Some season ticket holders have been offered a chance to buy extra tickets for the Florida, Tennessee and Louisville games, the three marquee home games this season.

"That's nothing different. We have always done that," Barnhart said. "No one should read anything into that."

The UK?athletics director also said he's seen a preliminary report on UK's facilities plan that includes information on everything from Commonwealth Stadium to softball/baseball fields to the $12 million track complex.

"There are a lot of capital projects possible and you can only take so much at a time," Barnhart said.


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