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Expected to be the long-awaited public support from state leaders on bonding for Kentucky athletics to re-invent Commonwealth Stadium. Formal news anticipated around 10:30 am.
I love Twitter. Wonderful news ticker.
With the title of that new Twitter account, it sounds like UK is trying to rally the citizenry of the BBN for widespread support of the bonding to put pressure on the legislators.
Wonder if they will get into any details of the plans today, or if this press conference will be only to announce the support of the Governor, House Speaker, Senate President, and University President? Can't wait to hear/see details.
Commonwealth Stadium Project at a Glance
- Upgrades to the Nutter Training Center for the daily benefit of the Student Athletes
- Spectator driven improvements (improved concessions, restrooms, and security)
- Multi-purpose recruiting room
- 16 - 20 Private suites
- New home team facilities
- Approximately 2,000 new club seats
- New press facilities
- A team store
- New full service kitchen
- Improve the UK brand at the stadium
- Maintain or slight reduce seating capacity while increasing the value of the remaining seats
Approx. Start Date:
Est. Completion Date
July, 2015 (requires two seasons)
Debt Service Source (existing):
$110M of agency bonds to be funded new suites and club seating and UK Athletics' expanded SEC revenues.
Est. Construction Jobs Created:
120 FTE for 24 months
Est. Average Construction Salary:
This post was edited by ShockeyFork 15 months ago
Going to direct everything to the other thread that's attached to story now...thanks!
Kentucky of Commonwealth Stadium is closer to becoming a reality after state leaders voiced support on Thursday.
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