Bjork: All WKU students get in free to game against UK at L.P. Field in Nashville

L.P. Field Seating Map

Cole Claybourn

WKU officials are trying to make it as easy as

possible for students to go to the game against Kentucky on Sept. 1

at L.P. Field in Nashville.

Athletics Director Ross Bjork told the Herald on

Wednesday that all students will now get into the game free of

charge with their WKU student ID, a change from what was announced

earlier this month that just the first 4,000 WKU students would get

in free.

“We didn’t want to give any excuses,” Athletics

Director Ross Bjork said. “Let’s eliminate as many as we


WKU hasn’t hid the fact that ticket sales haven’t

gone nearly as planned. Senior Associate Athletic Director Todd

Stewart told the Herald on Monday that plenty of good seats

remained available for the game.

Bjork said the change was made to simply put more

people in the seats at no cost. He acknowledged that many people

might not be able to commit the time and money to make the trip to

Nashville, so this was done to help offset that.

“We’re trying to do everything we can and just make

it as accessible as possible to students and our fans,” Bjork said.

“This was one element to do that.”

There will still be one student entrance at L.P.

Field and students will still sit behind one of the end zones.

Bjork said the goal is to get 5,000 students at the game. 

If the seats behind the end zone can’t hold all the

students, Bjork said they would be able to fill in anywhere there’s

an empty seat.

The Hilltopper Athletic Fund is organizing a fan bus

to take fans to the game and back to Bowling Green for $20 a

person. Bjork said there aren’t any plans in the works to bus

students specifically to the game, but students are welcome to

purchase a ticket on the fan bus.

Instead, Bjork said WKU is encouraging students to

carpool to Nashville.

The question was brought up about whether or not

classes would be canceled the Friday following the game, but Bjork

said that wasn’t a consideration.

“We’ve never talked about that,” he said. “Obviously

there’s other campuses that have done it in different

circumstances. But you look back at our history in NCAA Tournaments

and playing on Thursdays or Fridays, I don’t believe we’ve ever

canceled class.

“I don’t believe that was discussed at the highest