The new era in Kentucky Football continues on an upward trend as the Governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, and the Legislature have approved funds for Commonwealth Stadium renovations. The bonds still need to pass through the Legislature, but the support most defintiely seems to be there.
Atheltic Director Mitch Barnhart and University president Eli Capilouto requested a $265 million bond from the state. Here is what the university will do with the money:
- A $65 million new science building will be added to the campus
- $110 million will go to renovations of Commonwealth Stadium and football upgrades. Nutter field house will be renovated, suites and club seating will be added to Commonwealth Stadium, and a new all purpose recruiting room are all on the list for upgrades and renovations.
UK athletics is going to pay the for the majority of the new science building, which is seen as an effort to marry the athletic department and the university to an even closer relationship. This is part of a new effort dubbed BBN United in order to renovate the University and to update it’s athletic department.
This is exciting news as the football program is where the main funding for all of the other athletics programs comes from. The movement towards seriousness in the football program does nothing but benefit the rest of the sports programs at UK and the university itself.
As long as Mark Stoops can aquire wins and pack the house every Saturday, then Kentucky is trending upward in nearly every facet imaginable. This is a huge day for supporters, alumni and fans of the University of Kentucky.