It’s one step closer to becoming officially official. The Herald-Leader’s Linda Blackford is reporting that the deal between JMI Sports and Kroger for the stadium’s naming rights easily passed one of the final hurdles today, receiving approval from the athletics committee with zero discussion:
Athletics committee approves deal to change name of Commonwealth Stadium to Kroger Field with ZERO discussion. @jenheraldleader
— Linda Blackford (@lbblackford) May 2, 2017
Additionally, Blackford reports that UK will install turf on the recreational sports fields off Cooper for the fall semester, a nice reminder that while we may not like corporate sponsorships and deals like this, ultimately they’re worth it because they make the facilities better.