First 4,000 students get in free to football season opener against UK at L.P. Field

L.P. Field Seating Map

Cole Claybourn

WKU students enjoy something that not many other college students get to – free admission to home athletic events.

And since WKU football’s season opener against Kentucky on Sept. 1 at L.P. Field in Nashville is considered a home game for the Toppers, students will get in free.

But it’s only available for the first 4,000 students who show up.

The tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for students who show up with their WKU student ID. Any student who doesn’t show up in time for free admission, or comes without their WKU ID, will have to pay full price for a ticket.

The cheapest ticket for that particular game is $28 in the “upper level” of L.P. Field, with the most expensive being $63 for “club” level seating.

The WKU student section will be behind one of the end zones. 

Matt Morrison, WKU Ticket Operations Manager, said the 4,000 tickets was the allotment agreed upon in the contract.

He said WKU based it on what they typically average at home games at Smith Stadium and added to it a little bit.

He said they also had to take into account reserving seats for the band.

“UK only has 1,000 tickets for their students for this game, and they have to pay $10 for them,” Morrison said. “Anyone else has to pay full price, so WKU students definitely got the better end of the deal.”

The game is set to kickoff at 8:15 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.