LEXINGTON,Ky (WYMT/WKYT) - After the program's best regular season since 1977, the Kentucky Wildcats will head to Orlando Florida to play in the Citrus Bowl. The game will be played on New Years Day at 1 PM.
Our sister station WKYT reports, season ticket holders had the chance to pre-order tickets to the big game. Meanwhile, other Wildcats fans had the chance to buy tickets starting Monday at 9 a.m.
"To be rewarded with a game like this in a place that we have never played...which is a cool, thing...and the first New Years Bowl in about 20 years that just a really neat thing," said Guy Ramsey, Director of Strategic Communications, UK Athlectics said.
Lexington's Better Business Bureau said it is important to make sure you are buying your ticket from a reputable source.
"We've already seen alot of these tickets show up on secondary ticket, buy, sale, exchange sites out there so if you do choose to go with one of those be sure to check out that websites reputation," Heather Clairy, Director of Communications, Better Business Bureau said.
Sites which offer refunds are typically save, however you want to stay away from tickets being sold over social media, especially if the buyer is asking you to wire money or pay in gift cards.
The safest way to buy your tickets is on the UK Athletcis website.
UK says if you want seats with other Wildcats fans, you need to by them soon because they are selling fast.
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The Wildcats will play Penn State, who finished the year 9-3 losing to Ohio State, Michigan State, and Michigan.
The Bowl game will be Kentucky's first major bowl game since they played in the Outback Bowl in 1999. That game was also against Penn State.
Kentucky and Penn State have only played six times. The Nittany Lions won the last meeting 26-14, which was in the Outback Bowl back in 1999. Penn State leads the series 3-2.
Kentucky will face a familiar foe on the opposing sideline. Head Coach James Franklin spent three seasons at Vanderbilt, where he lead the Commodores to three straight bowl games and a 3-0 record against the Cats.
Kentucky's Athletic Director, Mitch Barnhart will hold a news conference at 6 PM Sunday.