UPDATE: Commonwealth Stadium Work Enters Demolition Phase

The University of Kentucky on Thursday said the $120-million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium had entered the demolition phase.

Initial work was focused on the recruiting room, player lounge, and club and suite-level seats.

When the project is finished, the stadium will have a new decorative exterior and new landscaping.

Inside, the concourses will be widened.  There will be new restrooms and concession stands.

There will be new premium seating options on the south side of the stadium, including clubs at the field level and mezzanine level, plus new loge boxes.

A new training table for student-athletes will be housed in the hospitality areas.

The hospitality areas will also be available to Solid Blue fans as rentable spaces for special events outside of game days.

A new sideline suite level will be built atop the south stands and will contain approximately 20 luxury suites.

A new press box will be above the suite level with areas for media seating, TV and radio broadcasts and additional VIP seating.

There will be a new game-day locker room, new training room and new multi-purpose recruiting room in the east end zone.

On game day, the team will run on the field from under the east end zone seating area which will be the new student seating section.

The renovated stadium is scheduled to be ready for the opening of the 2015 season.

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