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UK To Get New $45 Million Football Practice Facility

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This was posted on the UK website today and is confirmation of a new $45 million UK Football Practice facility that will be built on campus. Sources tell KSR this facility will be built with private money and will be “state of the art” for college football. We will know more about it on Friday.

Article written by Matt Jones

21 Comments for UK To Get New $45 Million Football Practice Facility



  1. James
    8:46 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Recruiting and facilities are the two most important things if Kentucky wants to turn around the football program. Stoops and co. have knocked it out of the park with recruiting, they just need to start winning in order to sustain it.

    CWS getting upgrades along with the recruiting room and the new practice facilities are taking care of the second part. Glad to see UK finally keeping their promises on committing to football!



  2. Duuuuuude
    8:55 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Nice timing with the Elam announcement coming on Thursday.



  3. Bald Guy
    8:55 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Yahtzee?



    • We talkin bout practice...facilities
      12:29 pm January 28, 2014 Permalink

      Yahtzee.



  4. Rich
    9:00 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Dante Exum just declared for the NBA draft



  5. Awat
    9:01 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    I am good with the upgrade and think we definitley need to keep pace with the other schools in the SEC as far as facilities. However, I think many fans will want to see some results!!!



  6. Eric
    9:11 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Awesome. It looks like people at UK are getting it now. Cant put the cart before the horse. Have to get a competent head coach (which i think they have), the recruits to get the job done (which are on their way), and facilities that are up to par with the rest of the SEC in order to compete.

    Glad we arent having to wait for football success to get these things. I think we are on our way to at least moving out of the cellar and into the middle of the SEC, which is saying a lot. Middle SEC teams are very successful programs, and I believe UK football will be a program everyone in the state can be proud of in the coming years. Go Cayts!



  7. Football Facility
    9:12 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Just for comparisons sake Tennessee completed a $45 million facility a little less then a year ago and that included a indoor practice field. So this will definitely be a first class facility, below is a link to what UT got just to give you an idea of what to expect out of this project.

    http://www.utsports.com/facilities/anderson_training_center.html



    • Jaybird
      1:01 pm January 28, 2014 Permalink

      Wow! They got all that for $45 million? That is pretty bad a$$. Did they have to build the indoor practice field, or add to it like we will? That could be a big advantage since we already have ours. Blows my mind that UGA doesn’t even have an indoor field.



  8. Catsantonio
    9:22 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Cue the .edu community to start bitching in 3, 2, 1……



  9. being real
    9:46 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Just some food for thought. Season parking permits at UK Football games just became a much bigger premium. With the new club level area, parking will be assigned to them with their purchases and now with the new practice facility construction, this should lower capacity on blue lot and purple lot. Some fans are going to have to accept that things they want for UK football to have what it needs to be successful means you the fan will have to pay a premium and lose some things.

    Most important things for fans to insure they don’t lose items is to renew season tickets and do all you can to increase your k fund priority points to give yourself a chance in the reseating of the stadium and not lose a parking permit if you had one. Also, if do have one, do not give it up as it will be 100x harder to get back moving forward.



    • BillDozer
      9:53 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

      It looks like they plan to re-work the parking lots (add a structure and even some new lots).

      Here is the University Master Plan to give an idea of what they are thinking. I like the baseball stadium right there too. That facility is long overdue as well.

      http://www.uky.edu/EVPFA/Facilities/MasterPlan/images/MasterPlan_Map_2013-11-08.jpg



    • RUPPS_rhetoric
      10:19 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

      Nice find BillDozer!



    • Jaybird
      1:10 pm January 28, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, nice find! That looks great. It will really address a bunch of my concerns on a lot of things. Wow, future looks bright for UK Athletics.



  10. Taco Tuesday
    10:02 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    F’ing Awesome! Absolutely great news!



  11. Mr. Handsome
    10:15 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    What will happen to the nutter fieldhouse?



    • RUPPS_rhetoric
      10:24 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

      Nothing. It will be part of the New Facility. They’re essentially adding onto the Nutter Fieldhouse. Nutter is still in terrific shape and is still one of the nicest Indoor Facilities in the SEC



  12. Tradition of Excellence
    10:26 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Too bad you can’t buy me…



  13. wldctky
    10:29 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    why waste the money? they will still be really awful



    • DACats86
      10:50 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

      False. UK football will improve. You; however, will continue to be awful.



  14. Andrew
    11:57 am January 28, 2014 Permalink

    Look for Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer to take a hard look at the Cats. Eligible to play immediately. Several big offers coming out of high school in Texas.