Fights lead to tailgating ban set at University of Kentucky

Published: Sep. 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2012 at 3:06 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - Some tailgaters won't be drinking before the University of Kentucky's football game against South Carolina.

UK President Eli Capilouto has imposed an alcohol ban for non-reserved tailgating spots near Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.

The ban, which also does not permit DJ's and bands came after fights broke out before and after Kentucky's loss to Western Kentucky University.

Capilouto said in a campus email Thursday that police will bolster their presence in the non-reserved tailgate area along Cooper Drive between Sports Center Drive and University Drive. His email encouraged tailgating but in a "responsible fashion."

This is not the first time the university has dealt with unruly fan behavior.

The school's celebration of its eighth National Basketball Championship was marred by numerous small fires and gunfire that wounded one man.

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