With all of the talk recently being about renovations to Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats are also in the process of getting a new practice facility for their football team.
The $45 million football practice facility has advanced to the design development phase, which means that UK officials are expecting to get the plans and concepts completed by the end of June, Peevy said.
At least $23 million has been donated to the project so far, but the administrator did not have an updated figure yet, noting that any major gifts have to be acknowledged and approved at board meetings. He said there won’t be any of those gifts at Tuesday’s meeting, but they expect some prior to the June 30 deadline.
“We have had several meetings since mid-April and some during the NCAA Tournament that we feel will produce significant contributions,” Peevy said.
The new 2-story facility will house administrative offices, locker spaces, team meeting areas, training areas, high performance and weight room spaces, equipment rooms, a hydrotherapy room, player locker rooms, lounge facilities, an academic lounge/study area, and an entrance lobby with enhanced visitor amenities.
This is the kind of dedication needed to improve a program that’s won just nine combined games over the past three seasons and hasn’t been bowl-eligible since 2010.