... in 1929, the University of Kentucky became one of the first institutions to play an intercollegiate football game at night. The setting was Stoll Field/McLean Stadium across the street from current day Memorial Coliseum. The Cats defeated Maryville 40-0 to get off to a positive start in night football. Night games would later become a staple of the Kentucky fall schedule. The University and Keeneland Race Course have enjoyed a close relationship over the years, and both agreed the best way to maximize exposure would be to give the fans a chance to go to both. A decision that has led to some very fun times for the Big Blue Nation over the years. The October month is also one of the most popular for SEC fans to make the trek to Lexington. The fall Keeneland/UK night game combo is a fan favorite for everyone in the South.
Big Blue Booyah on Tom Leach