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Commonwealth Stadium, 1973

Posted on September 5, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Aerial photo of what would be named Commonwealth Stadium, at the Univeristy of Kentucky, in mid August 1973. When construction was completed in September 1973, Commonwealth Stadium had a capacity of 57,800. It was built  at a cost of $12 million by the firm of Huber, Hunt, and Nichols. The stadium and parking areas rest on an 86-acre plot that was once part of the UK Experimental Station Farm Grounds. The stadium was officially opened on Sept. 15, 1973, as the Wildcats moved into their new home after spending 48 years at Stoll Field/McLean Stadium across from Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky defeated Virginia Tech in the stadium opener, 31-26, as quarterback Ernie Lewis ran for two touchdowns and threw for another TD to lead the Wildcats. Herald-Leader Archive Photo Aerial of CWS, 8/19/73

Aerial photo of Commonwealth Stadium at the University of Kentucky in mid-August 1973. When construction was completed in September, Commonwealth Stadium had a capacity of 57,800. It was built at a cost of $12 million by the firm of Huber, Hunt and Nichols. The stadium and parking areas rest on an 86-acre plot that was once part of the UK Experimental Station Farm Grounds. The stadium opened on Sept. 15, 1973. The Wildcats had spent 48 years at Stoll Field/McLean Stadium, across from Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky defeated Virginia Tech in the stadium opener, 31-26, as quarterback Ernie Lewis ran for two touchdowns and threw for another TD to lead the Wildcats. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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