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LOOK: Chair-back seats fill Kroger Field

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Your lower backs can rest easy at Kroger Field this fall.

Four years after primary renovations were completed at New Commonwealth Stadium, chair-back seats fill almost every section of Kentucky’s football stadium. Finished one section at a time, the only place you will not be able to lean back to watch the Cats is in the student section.

A view of the other, more familiar side to the stadium:

The additions should make the in-game experience more comfortable for fans, but if 2019 is anything like 2018, the BBN will spend more time standing than sitting.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for LOOK: Chair-back seats fill Kroger Field



  1. WildcatCam
    5:57 pm August 6, 2019 Permalink

    That blue looks good!



  2. slangterm
    6:36 pm August 6, 2019 Permalink

    Commonwealth Stadium. Keep pandering and they’ll keep disappointing.



    • KyZoneBlitz
      3:06 am August 8, 2019 Permalink

      Keep disappointing?… Who Will? The Footvall program or the people who came up with the plans for the finished product that is “Kroger field”, and to be honest, I hate that our quality football program has to play at a stadium that isn’t even called a stadium any more. They SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE NAME (And STILL SHOULD CHANGE IT IN MY OPINION) TO Kroger Field At Commonwealth Stadium. I think the name Kroger Field alone sucks, and makes our program sound like we’re desperate for money to do anything when we have some of the best Boosters in the country, and it makes us sound inferior, we don’t play at a “Stadium”, there’s only a “field”, and even though we are the flagship-Commonwealth-State-program, there’s is no mention of anything that would connect us to it…. we might as well be Murray state or directional-school-X….. I think the University could have kept Commonwealth Stadium and sold the name-rights to just the field, and that way, with whomever the deal was made, We would them have “Company-Z, Y or Z” AT. “””Commonwealth Stadium”””, And that alone would have Honored our New “Business partner/deal” (I don’t think keeping Commonwealth Stadium would have deterred Krogers at all) Our Status as THEE Largest and MAIN State University, and Also our History as a program. I think the people at the University behind the deal storeroom try to reach out and get it changed to “Kroger Field AT Commonwealth Stadium. Field alone doesn’t sound like a place, a powerhouse program that wins 9-11/12 games a year while competing for the conference title and a playoff-spot would play. That’s just my opinion, but I don’t feel that the reno’s have been disappointing, just installed/Created by folks less imaginative. Vince Marrow should have been in-charge of Stadium Renovations, lol. I will say I like the Chair-backs, especially that their Blue, and not aluminum or cheap metal silver, I think the Blue actually makes them look more comfortable as well. I didn’t mind the bench-bleachers, watched plenty of games sitting on them and had the UK Cushions and all that (Which with the chair-backs. I would still bring AND use my UK Cushions regardless. When I brought the cushions to fames I went to, we’ve been undefeated, so, of course I couldn’t mess with the mojo, lol.



  3. Ridge Runner
    7:22 pm August 6, 2019 Permalink

    Very nice.



  4. Urincatland
    4:31 am August 7, 2019 Permalink

    Looks AWESOME!