New field turf debuts at Commonwealth Stadium

05/28/2015 02:58 PM

The $120 million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium moved one step closer to completion today when the installation of the field’s new turf began.

Completion of the synthetic surface installation is expected in July. It is the same surface featured in the 2013 and 2014 Super Bowls, as well as the annual NFL Pro Bowl.

The plans to makeover Commonwealth include the new UK logo at mid-field and checkerboard end zones. It also includes a renovated press box, club seats, bathrooms, lights and stadium exterior.

Commonwealth’s new look will officially debut on September 5 when the Wildcats open the season against Louisiana-Lafayette.


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