August 19th, 2011 01:44 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: Nashville Sports Council, Scott Ramsey, UK, Western Kentucky
A few facts to start this post:
1. Kentucky and Western Kentucky will open the season against one another… in Nashville. Nashville, Tennessee.
2. The game will be played on a Thursday night with a 9:15 ET kickoff.
3. The Wildcat fanbase is well known for caring a lot more about basketball than football…
4. Even when UK is coming off a better season than a disappointing 6-7 campaign…
5. And facing a better opponent than Western Kentucky which is coming off a dreadful 2-10 campaign.
Now, here’s what the head of the Nashville Sports Council said yesterday about ticket sales for the game that he described as “very slow”:
“We’re a little befuddled, a little big disappointed. We thought we’d be doing a little better at this point than we are. But there’s still time.”
Scott Ramsey also admitted that the goal for the game was to fill 40,000 seats in the 67,000-seat stadium. Ticket sales are not even on pace for that number right now.
Here’s our only question: Looking at the five facts we listed above, how could anyone be “befuddled” that UK fans coming off a disappointing season last year aren’t snapping up tickets to drive to another state and watch the Cats play a terrible WKU team on a weeknight?
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