Say goodbye to the splintery lower-level seats, uncomfortable upper-level bleachers, and the outdated interior at UK women’s basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics meets.
Memorial Coliseum is getting a massive $15 million facelift, and the initial renderings look absolutely gorgeous.
UK Athletics released four images of the proposed renovations, featuring a massive new video board, a $2.2 million “Club Area,” blue chair-back seats, blue bleacher benches, and updated white ceiling tiles, among other changes.
Tired of sweating in summer months and seeing your breath in the winter months at Memorial? Mitch Barnhart told the Herald-Leader back in May that the first order of business in the renovation process is a $3 million upgrade in the heating and air conditioning systems.
The next step will likely be to replace the yellow-stained ceiling tiles to a fresh white, an estimated $1 million upgrade.
From there, we’ll see the other significant changes over what should be a long renovation period.
Barnhart has said there is no official timeline on the upgrade process, though this seems to be a great start.