You’re looking at a proposed rendering for the expansion and renovation of Commonwealth Stadium. UK is currently accepting proposals for the project, and uploaded this one by international architecture firm HNTB to their website yesterday. It is unclear whether this is the proposal UK has decided to go with or if it is one of many under consideration. Nevertheless, let’s get into the details.
UK gave each firm a list of criteria it wanted in each proposal, including new locker rooms, a recruiting room, club suites, a president’s suite, relocating the press box, and updating the exterior facade to enhance the aesthetics of the stadium. Here is what HNTB came up with (click to enlarge each picture):
The existing site plan and proposed footprint for a renovated Commonwealth
The proposed Main Concourse Plan
Changes to the stadium’s South Side
New recruiting room on the stadium’s east end, connecting to the Nutter Field House. Also includes a large patio overlooking the field and a signing room in case any of the recruits feel the need to sign on the spot.
The new “Wildcat Club” in the South Mezzanine featuring bars and a large patio overlooking the field.
Enlarged North Main Concourse, Suites/Press Box level, South Club level, and new locker rooms (click to enlarge each picture):
The proposal also includes plans for the Nutter Center renovation and expansion. View all the entire proposal on UK’s website.