Horsemen to hold first open tryouts

11/21/02 Horsemen Press Release

First tryout session to be held in Lexington on December 14

Lexington, KY, November 21, 2002 – The Lexington Horsemen will begin to assemble its 2003 roster by holding an open tryout on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at Sports Blast, located at 404 Sporting Court, in Lexington.  Sports Blast will be the team’s official practice facility.

Tryouts for All Offensive and Defensive Linemen will begin with registration at 9:15 a.m.  Tryouts will last until 1:00 p.m.

Running Backs, Receivers, Linebackers, Defensive Backs and Quarterbacks will begin with registration at 1:15 p.m.  Tryouts will last until 5:00 p.m.

Kickers will hold a separate tryout at Lexington Catholic High School Football Stadium with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., and tryouts ending by 9:15 a.m.

All interested players must be at least 19 years old and should pre-register by coming to the Lexington Horsemen offices located in the Lexington Civic Center at 410 W. Vine Street, Suite 103, or by pre-registering online at   For those who pre-register, the tryout fee is $50.00, payable only by cash, Visa, MasterCard, certified check or money order.  NO personal checks are accepted.  Players can pre-register until Thursday, December 13, 2002.  For those who do not pre-register, the tryout fee will be $60.00 at the door, with the same method of payment as stated above.

Players need to bring turf or tennis shoes, as well as workout clothes (shorts, t-shirts, etc).  Participants will be tested in the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle, and various football skill drills.

Additional tryout sessions will be held in Louisville, Murray, and northern Kentucky at later, to-be-determined dates.  For more tryout information, please contact the Horsemen office at (859) 422-PASS.

The Horsemen’s first home game will be held on March 29, 2003.  For more information about the team, please call 859-422-PASS or visit  Season tickets are still available as well; fans can order tickets by calling the Rupp Arena box office at 859-233-3535 or by visiting


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