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Athletics Committee approves the deal to make Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field

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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:

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.

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9 Comments for Athletics Committee approves the deal to make Commonwealth Stadium Kroger Field

  1. Duff86
    11:21 am May 2, 2017 Permalink

    Only UK, Kroger, and KSR are proud to call it Kroger Field

  2. A_Blue_Wildcat
    11:22 am May 2, 2017 Permalink

    What other SEC team has a sponsored stadium or field?

    • real True Blue Cat
      8:20 pm May 2, 2017 Permalink

      Florida for one.

  3. PillsburyThrowboy
    12:26 pm May 2, 2017 Permalink

    As it should be because it’s not a big deal. I just want football season to be here already.

  4. runningunnin.454
    12:28 pm May 2, 2017 Permalink

    Rubber stamped.

  5. chessboxer
    1:04 pm May 2, 2017 Permalink

    They approved a new school logo too

  6. dmill4444
    2:47 pm May 2, 2017 Permalink

    Kentucky football is like the hard-working employee that earns everyone else a raise but not themselves. One of the top-20 football programs nationally in revenue year in, year out, yet until two years ago saw basically zero investment back into it, instead sending their hard earned money to other programs, buildings and zero revenue sports teams across campus.

    Funny thing about this Kroger deal is that everyone thinks that Kentucky football will be the one to reap the rewards of the deal when in actuality the football team will receive little if any of the rewards for selling their soul to a corporate sponsor. It will be the softball and track teams that get the benefit from Kentucky football doing the dirty work…as usual.