• Thursday Game-Day Logistics

    Information Toolkit for Oct. 15 preparations


    UK will host the Auburn University Tigers at the new Commonwealth Stadium. This matchup is UK's first Thursday football game since 1939. While this opportunity to be on national TV is a great one for the university, it presents some challenges to the campus community, as well our patients and visitors.

    Throughout this event, our hospitals and clinics will remain fully accessible to everyone who needs UK HealthCare services.

    Where to park on game day

    UK HealthCare employees who normally park in football game-day restricted areas on south campus will park in three lots around the Lexington Center (Rupp Arena) on Thursday, Oct. 15. UK has partnered with the Lexington Center Corporation and Pleasant Green Baptist Church to provide parking in several area lots totaling nearly 2,000 parking spaces. ( See map)  Temporary shelters, security coverage and sufficient lighting will be provided for employees waiting on shuttles.

    Orange lot parkers

    For employees parking in the Orange lot near Commonwealth Stadium, all cars should be removed from the lot’s extension area by 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, to allow for RVs with football game parking permits. Those not moved by 8 p.m. may be towed into the main area of the Orange lot. The rest of the Orange lot, as well as Parking Structure #1 near the VA Hospital, will be closed to employee parking at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 15. Cars not removed by that time will be towed at owner’s expense.

    (See map for lot closing times)

    Evening shift

    Parking for evening shift employees will not be impacted. UK HealthCare employees will continue to be authorized to park in the Kentucky Clinic and Hospital garages (PS nos. 3 and 8) from 4:30 p.m. until 8 a.m.

    Return to normal

    Permitted employee parking will resume in the Orange lot near Commonwealth Stadium and in Parking Structure #1 near the VA Hospital at 5 a.m. Friday, October 16.

    Parking shuttles

    Free shuttles will be provided between the Lexington Center area lots, Chandler Hospital Pavilion A, Kentucky Clinic, Health Science Research Building (HSRB), as well as two stops at Good Samaritan Hospital (inbound at 116 East Maxwell and the outbound stop is at 308 South Limestone). Shuttles will run every 10 minutes from 3:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, October 15, to midnight. 

    On-demand bus service will operate between campus and the remote parking areas Friday, Oct. 16 from midnight to noon.  To schedule a ride, call 859-221-7433. Go to uky.edu/thursdayfootballfor game day information.

    Work attendance

    Remember that regardless of an employee’s parking location, our patients need us all to report to work as usual. Talk to your staff and advise them to plan ahead for unusual travel conditions and allow more time to reach their destination.

    On game day October 15, commuters to the UK campus may call toll free 855-682-4115with questions or to report traffic and parking issues. UK and UK HealthCare will operate command centers on game day to monitor activities and ensure we can respond quickly and appropriately to any issues.

    Thank you for everything you do – including during unusual events such as a Thursday football game – to provide the very best care to our patients.


    Oct. 15 Game Day FAQs  

    Map of south campus parking lots impacted  

    Rupp Arena area game day parking  

    UK news release, Oct. 5, 2015

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  • Communicate with senior leadership

    To improve communications among all levels of the organization, email addresses have been set up for employees to submit issues, concerns or ask questions of senior leadership. While not anonymous, these submissions will be treated confidentially. 

    • Chandler-KCH@email.uky.edu is monitored by Ann Smith, chief administrative officer for UK HealthCare hospitals, and Gloria Tyler, her administrative support associate. Email received at this address will be sanitized and sent to the appropriate individuals for follow-up and response.

    • UKHCSLT@uky.edu is monitored by senior leadership. Mail sent to this address will be shared with senior leaders and will result in follow-up and response. All submissions will be treated confidentially and can address enterprisewide, departmental or individual concerns.
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