Football practice facility unveiled

The opening of Kentucky’s Media Day this morning will include a presentation from Mitch Barnhart on plans for the new $45 million practice facility as well as Commonwealth Stadium progress. The new facility will blend in pretty flawlessly with the stadium’s new look. Here are some pictures of the outside of the new facility that will be unveiled this morning.

Here is what Mark Stoops had to say about his part in the design of the new facility: “Yeah, the practice facility, we’ve been involved with – myself and some members of my staff – 100 percent. The stadium, not so much; just don’t have time for all that. But our facility, the football facility and what we’re designing right now, I’ve been heavily involved with that.”

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About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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