Southern Saturdays during the fall season are reserved for one thing and one thing only: tailgating. And, in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, a sea of blue overwhelms the city as countless fans emerge from their homes to cheer on their Wildcats. While enthusiastic college football fandoms are surely one of the common threads in the South, University of Kentucky supporters have mastered one vital aspect of tailgating – community.
Situated within walking distance from the football stadium, the 1865 Houses (affectionately named after the year Kentucky was founded) provide UK game-goers with a place where the party can grow. These tiny homes make tailgating a premium experience worth celebrating. UK football enthusiasts make the 1865 Houses fully their own, customizing them with games, food, and decorations. With satellite TVs purposefully placed outside, in the living space, and even in the bathrooms, diehard Wildcats fans don’t have to miss a single play.
The line of 1865 Houses creates a unique community with a neighborhood atmosphere that truly allows Kentucky fans to enjoy game day in a safe and family friendly environment. The tailgate is often a bigger event than the game itself, and meaningful relationships form based on the common bond of legendary Kentucky football.