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PHOTOS: UK Football moves into its new state-of-the-art practice facility


At 7 a.m. this morning, the Kentucky football team got to tour their new practice facility for the first time. As you might expect, it was a hit. Here’s a quick roundup of pictures from UK’s various social media accounts before the media gets to tour it tomorrow:



Weight room:


Sihiem King, JoJo Kemp, and Boom Williams (@UKStoopsTroops)

New locker room (for practice and games)

Ventilated lockers with phone chargers and cup holders:


Jeff Badet and his new locker (@UKFootball)

Barber Shop:



Team Meeting Room:



Coach Stoops’ new office:


Reception area for coaches and staff offices:


Dining area:


Cold/Hot Tub recovery area:



Training Room:


Gatorade Bar:


Position meeting rooms:


Running backs in their new meeting room (@UKAthletics)



Jacob Tamme Tight End Meeting Room:


Russ Pear, who oversaw construction of the facility:


He’s the true MVP today.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 responses to “PHOTOS: UK Football moves into its new state-of-the-art practice facility”

  1. ChrisHamby

    I wonder who they have listed on the walls of the meeting rooms.

  2. natetherev

    I don’t know if it’s a copyright issue, as to the way that pictures from Twitter are posted. But, when they are uploaded to a post the way they are here, they are not viewable from work computers with social media blockers. Would be nice if they could be posted a different way, but if it’s a copyright issue, I completely understand. Looked at pictures on the app, LOOKS AMAZING! Big boy football!

  3. Will

    Seems pretty extravagant for a Pokemon Go training facility

  4. kuhlkat

    Sickening that we are using K States logo..does not look right at all

    1. Booby Petrino

      Sickening, really? There are a lot of sickening things in this world, and if this is on your list, I hope its on the bottom of it. You might need to let go of some of that anger towards a logo, it’s really not that big of a deal to be sickened by.

  5. Biglaw Dawgin'

    That is awesome. Pretty much everything a college kid wants. Barber shop, phone chargers, movie theater, comfy chairs, their own cafe. If you’re gonna spend 100 hours a week in there, might as well be comfortable. I’m betting our recruiting rankings shoot up pretty soon.

  6. Souf beach Lou

    It’s really beautifuly done. Does anyone know who the architect was?

    1. Keith Biggins

      I think I read its some guy named Art Vandalay. Impressive work Mr. Vandalay.

    2. Souf beach Lou

      Is that the same art vandalay from the human fund? Ross Tarrant of Lexington was the architect

  7. CB3UK

    Absolutely love it

  8. UKCatAttack

    Wow! Absolutely amazing. This will be a huge selling point during recruiting. No expense spared. UK Football will be relevant in the very near future. Props to Mitch Barnhart and the University for investing in the future of the program.

  9. ukkatzfan

    I really would not have took the check NO matter the amount. We definitely need a different drink. UK training facility is no place for ANYTHING called Gatorade. BOOOO !!!

    1. WildcatScratchFever


    2. ukkatzfan

      This is a ky site. We ain’t got no use for people who want to go around policing the area. (dueling banjos starts playing)

  10. bluesyCat

    alright now go beat Western Kentucky!!