Commonwealth Stadium Renovations

On February 21, 2013 Governor Steve Beshear – joined by UK President Eli Capilouto and state legislative leaders – signed into law House Bill 7. The legislation authorized the University of Kentucky to move forward with $275 million in self-financed projects. UK Athletics and its football program figure prominently into those plans, as a $120 million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium and a separate $45 million project to build a new football practice facility are in the works. The New Commonwealth Stadium officially opened on September 5, 2015 as Kentucky defeated Louisiana-Lafayette in front of a sold out crowd. The practice facility will open later this year. (Pledge your support today)

cws_fullThe long-term goal is to re-invent Commonwealth Stadium, to give UK Athletics, and the University as a whole, game-day and day-to-day entertainment space. The vision is to include various elements listed below, based on funding available:

  • Spectator-driven improvements (i.e. improved concessions, restrooms, video boards, and security)
  • Multi-purpose recruiting room in East end zone (Field House end)
  • Add 20 suites Private suites
  • Add more than 2,000 new club seats
  • New press facilities
  • New full-service kitchen and team training table
  • Improve the UK brand at Commonwealth Stadium
  • Reduce seating capacity while increasing the value of the remaining seats

The University and UK Athletics worked together like never before and now fans and alumni can continue to show there support rather it be in the stand or as a member of the K Fund. Private support through the K Fund is vital to all future projects with UK Athletics.

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