It seems like only yesterday that Kentucky governor Steve Beshear stood in the Capital Building alongside Mitch Barnhart and Eli Capilouto to voice his support for the proposed upgrades for Commonwealth Stadium, the Nutter Training Facility, and other academic buildings.
The projects still have to be approved by the Kentucky Legislature, which reconvenes on February 5th. The University is asking for your help in getting the projects passed smoothly. All you have to do is visit BBNunited, click on the “Voice Your Support. Stay Informed” button at the bottom of the page, and fill out some information and the University will provide you all the information you need to contact your local legislator to express your support.
Getting these projects passed is imperative to the future of the Kentucky football program. A renovated Commonwealth Stadium and Nutter Training Facility will give Mark Stoops the tools he needs to recruit top talent to Kentucky and make us a contender in the SEC.
Check out the full letter from Eli Capilouto, Mitch Barnhart, Mark Stoops, David Blackwell (Dean, Gatton College of Business & Economics), and Stephen Bilas (President, Student Government Association) below the jump.
We Are A Big Blue Nation United
That statement has never been more true – and never more evident – than two weeks ago when we were joined by Governor Beshear and more than 30 legislators in support of our proposal to self-finance three critically important facilities on our campus.
These facilities – a renovated and expanded Gatton College of Business and Economics, a new Academic and Science Building, and a renovated Nutter Training Facility and Commonwealth Stadium – underscore our commitment to putting students first in everything that we do.
The support of you and so many legislators represents a crucial step in making these buildings a reality.
But our work is not done. The legislature returns on Feb. 5 to begin its work in earnest.
As a member of the Big Blue Nation, we are asking you to continue to express your support for the legislature in authorizing UK to move forward in self-financing these projects, all without one dime of state funds.
The best way you can show that support – and reach out to your legislator – is by closing this window and clicking the blue link on the bottom “Voice Your Support. Stay Informed”. Provide us the information requested and we can match you with your legislator to facilitate asking them to move quickly to support UK’s request.
We are close, but still need the approval of the legislature before we can move forward with projects that will create hundreds of jobs, improve learning and research space for students and faculty, and give our student athletes and fans facilities that match their skills and passions.
Please take a moment to go to www.BBNunited.com to get involved and ask for support.
We are a Big Blue Nation United and we are proud to join together in the effort to revitalize our campus.
Dean, Gatton College of Business & Economics
Director of Athletics
Head Football Coach
President, Student Government Association