The UK Soccer Complex
The new UK Soccer Complex include art of the new facility, which is slated to be adjacent to the softball complex as part of a multiple sport pavilion location. The new UK Soccer Complex will be placed at the current location, with a gorgeous new grandstand to take the place of the two groups of stands currently housing fans.
The facility blueprint calls for the softball facilities to be renovated, as well, including the locker room, shower, restroom and lounge facilities. The proposed project will include the following related renovations and upgrades: locker area for umpires, team equipment storage, additional seating along both lines and a new press box. More details on the softball complex construction will be released later this week.
This project will renovate/expand the University’s soccer facilities, including renovation/expansion of the existing building to add locker, shower and lounge space for men’s and women’s soccer and the training and umpire rooms; new seating with the concourse enclosure; new team benches and support areas on the fields; a new press box; and a new connection bridge from softball. This project will also include some upgrades to plumbing, site storm water management and other needed infrastructure to enhance the overall functionality of the facility. The scope of this project is $7 million and will be funded with private funds from UK Athletics.
Before the 2010 season, UK Sports Turf installed a state-of-the-art playing surface, creating one of the best game fields in collegiate soccer. Prior to the start of the 2011 season, a new video tower was erected at the soccer complex and before the 2012 season began, with construction on-going at the UK Softball Complex next door, a new grandstand and press facility was added alongside the current grandstand and press box. In addition, a sparkling new video board has been added to the complex.
On December 13, 2011, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved UK Athletics’ initial scope proposal to renovate and upgrade the UK Softball Complex. Tuesday’s meeting increased that initial scope by approximately $2 million.