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Ticket Sales “Very Slow” In Nashville For UK-WKU Game

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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