University of Kentucky’s new soccer complex to open for fall season



When the University of Kentucky begins their regular season on Aug. 30, they will be doing it in style in their newly renovated soccer-specific home.

The new UK Soccer Complex and neighboring Softball Complex is getting a makeover to the tune of some $7 million.

In addition to a new grandstand that will seat around 3,000 – the facility opened in 1996 only has room for 1,500 in the grandstand – there will be new locker rooms, coaches offices, press box, videoboard and playing surface.

“This facility will give Kentucky one of the top facilities for collegiate soccer in the nation and combined with a gorgeous new softball facility will really create a wonderful atmosphere off Alumni Drive,” head coach Johan Cedergren said in a news release when plans for the new complex were announced in November.

UK worked with Luckett & Farley, the largest architectural firm in Kentucky, to design the stadium, which has been given the same ho-hum name as the existing one: UK Soccer Complex.

The Wildcats, 10-9-2 a year ago, host Wright State for their regular season home opener on Aug. 30.

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