'Lots of work' remains but Commonwealth Stadium renovations set for Sept. 5 opening
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Wildcat fans will soon walk into a revamped football stadium and we went on a tour of the two-year, multi-million dollar renovation Wednesday.
The turf is ready for football action, but the stadium isn't quite there yet.
UK's senior associate athletic director Russ Pear took a large group of media on a tour. He's confident the stadiums transformation will be finished in time for football season.
"There is a lot of work to do and if I said 'boy, there's not much work,' you'd all think I was nuts -- more than I am -- there's a lot of work to do and the commitment is there to get it done," Pear said.
Construction began at the end of the 2013 football season, with a complete overhaul inside and out.
There are three levels of premier seating, a recruiting room, patio deck and new sideline suites and press box. Fans will notice the spacious, wide open concourse.
"There's a different personality to the facility, especially when you walk into the bowl. We want people to come out into the concourses and say 'wow, that just looks fresh,' it's just different,'" Pear said.
There's still a lot of work left to be done, but Commonwealth Stadium will be open for it's first game Sept. 5.
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