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K Fund Plans To Upgrade Commonwealth Stadium

Posted: Jan 8, 2013 11:44 AM by Alan Cutler
Updated: Jan 8, 2013 11:51 AM

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The K Fund is looking to help raise $125 million to do what they call re-inventing Commonwealth Stadium.

The fundraising arm of the UK's Athletics Department put out a list on their website as to the changes for True Blue fans.

There are nine items on their list of improvements:

  • Spectator driven improvements (i.e. improved concessions, restrooms, video boards, and security)
  • Multi-purpose recruiting room in East end zone (Field House end)
  • Add 10 to 15 suites, one for Presidential use to seat 100-150 patrons.
  • Add 2,000 to 2,500 club seats
  • New press facilities
  • New team store
  • New full service kitchen
  • Improve the UK brand at Commonwealth Stadium
  • Maintain, or slightly reduce, seating capacity while increasing the value of the remaining seats.

Their goal is to give "UK Athletics, and the University as a whole, game day and day-to-day entertainment space. Within this perceived model, the vision is to include various elements listed below, based on funding available."

They didn't set any timetable for these projects to begin, or say when they would be completed.