Next week at this time, the Big Blue Nation will be basting in the glow of Mark Stoops’ first 1-0 start at Kentucky in front of a jam packed Commonwealth Stadium. There will be some challenges with the ongoing construction, but the future is bright for UK Football in 2015 as the new and renovated Commonwealth Stadium will debut. To keep you up with the changes, UK has designed a website to help, and here is more information from a UKAA press release:
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Athletics has partnered with IOMEDIA to introduce The New CWS Virtual Venue™, which will provide fans their first look inside a newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium, opening in 2015. The Virtual Venue™ website is located at UKathletics.com and TheNewCWS.com, and it can also be accessed by clicking the link above.
When fans visit the Virtual Venue™, they will have the ability to click on any seat and get a 360-degree view inside Commonwealth Stadium from that seat location. Fans can compare sight lines from two different views at once, as well as see the benefits and amenities associated with each seat. Clicking on a seat also displays the season ticket price and the annual K Fund donation associated with the seat, if applicable. Fans can also get their first look at the new premium seating areas on the south sideline, including new interior club and suite views. Later next week, UK will unveil nighttime views of The New CWS within this application.
“With the Virtual Venue™, our fans can visualize themselves inside The New CWS for the first time,” said Joe Sharpe, Associate Athletics Director for Ticketing. “This interactive platform really brings our vision for The New CWS to life. We are excited to offer our loyal season ticket holders the opportunity to select their own seats for 2015 using the Virtual Venue™. Throughout our BBN First initiative, we have been seeking to enhance the fan experience. The opportunity to provide our fans with the state-of-the-art ability to select seats is a great way to begin a memorable occasion. Our goal has always been to provide a first-class experience for the Big Blue Nation, and our partnership with IOMEDIA takes this to a new level.”