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Encyclopedia > Commonwealth Stadium (Kentucky)
Commonwealth Stadium

Location 1540 University Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
Broke ground 1973
Opened 1973
Owner University of Kentucky
Operator University of Kentucky
Surface Bermuda Grass
Construction cost $12 million USD
Tenants
Kentucky Wildcats (NCAA) (1973-Present)
Capacity
67,530
For the stadium of the same name in Edmonton, Alberta, see Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton).

Commonwealth Stadium is the name of a stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. This stadium, named for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is located on the campus of the University of Kentucky and is the home field for the school's football team, replacing the smaller Stoll Field/McLean Stadium. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 749 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1102 × 882 pixel, file size: 147 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Stoll Field/McLean Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


Built in 1973, it is the newest football stadium in the Southeastern Conference. The original capacity for the stadium was 57,800. In Commonwealth's first game, played on September 15, 1973, the Wildcats defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 31-26. The facility currently seats 67,530. Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs from its historical polytechnic core are still considered to be...


In 1999 both ends of the stadium were enclosed and 40 suites were added, 10 in each corner of the stadium. The total cost of the expansion was $27.6 million USD. During the 1999 season, Kentucky's average home attendance for football games was 67,756. Attendance for the game against Tennessee that year was 71,022. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ...


Stadium records

Record description Record Record holder(s) Date Opponent Final Score
Most rushing yards, game 272 yds Moe Williams November 11, 1995 Cincinnati 33-14
Most passing yards, game 528 yds Jared Lorenzen October 21, 2000 Georgia 30-34
Most receptions, game 16 Craig Yeast November 14, 1998 Vanderbilt 55-17
Most receiving yards, game 269 yds Craig Yeast November 14, 1998 Vanderbilt 55-17
Longest run from line of scrimmage 85 yds Mark Higgs September 12, 1987 Utah State 41-0
Longest pass play 91 yds Buck Belue^ to Amp Arnold^ October 25, 1980 Georgia 0-27
Longest field goal 54 yds Hap Hines^ October 26, 1996 Georgia 24-17
Longest Punt 80 yds Paul Calhoun September 17, 1983 Indiana 24-13
Longest Kickoff Return 100 yds Willie Shelby^
Tyrone Prothro^
September 22, 1973
October 9, 2004
Alabama
Alabama
14-28
17-45
Longest Punt Return 84 yds Rafael Little November 18, 2006 Louisiana Monroe 42-40
Longest Interception Return 91 yds Greg Long September 5, 1981 North Texas St. 28-6
Most overtimes 7* Kentucky November 1, 2003 Arkansas 63-71

^ Denotes Non-Kentucky Player
* Tied the NCAA record for most overtimes Moe Williams (born July 26, 1974) is an American football running back currently playing for the Minnesota Vikings. ... The Cincinnati Bearcats are the NCAA athletic teams representing the University of Cincinnati. ... Jared Lorenzen (born February 14, 1981, in Covington, Kentucky) is currently a backup quarterback for the New York Giants. ... Craig Nelson Yeast (born November 20, 1976 in Danville, Kentucky) is a Canadian Football League wide receiver and kick returner for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Stadium Dudley Field at Vanderbilt Stadium (grass, capacity 40,000) Head Coach Bobby Johnson League/Conference affiliations Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1895-1921) Southern Conference (1922-1931) Southeastern Conference (1932-present) Eastern Division (1992-present) National Championships (2 disputed) 1906 Billingsley, 1911 Billingsley [1] SIAC Championships (11... Craig Nelson Yeast (born November 20, 1976 in Danville, Kentucky) is a Canadian Football League wide receiver and kick returner for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Stadium Dudley Field at Vanderbilt Stadium (grass, capacity 40,000) Head Coach Bobby Johnson League/Conference affiliations Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1895-1921) Southern Conference (1922-1931) Southeastern Conference (1932-present) Eastern Division (1992-present) National Championships (2 disputed) 1906 Billingsley, 1911 Billingsley [1] SIAC Championships (11... Mark Higgs (born April 11, 1966) is a former American football running back who led the Miami Dolphins in rushing from 1991-1993. ... Utah State Universitys main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... Buck Belue played American football and baseball at the University of Georgia from 1978 to 1981. ... The Indiana Hoosiers are a college football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Big Ten Conference. ... Tyrone Prothro (born May 24, 1984) is an American football wide receiver, who currently plays for the University of Alabama. ... Head Coach Nick Saban 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity 92,138 - Grass Conference SEC - West First Year 1892 Website RollTide. ... Head Coach Nick Saban 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity 92,138 - Grass Conference SEC - West First Year 1892 Website RollTide. ... Rafael Little (born September 23, 1986 in Anderson, SC) is an American football running back currently playing for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. ... A view over the Bayou DeSiard of the ULM library and conference center The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a coeducational, public university located in Monroe, Louisiana, USA with an approximate enrollment of 8,140 students, also known as Louisiana-Monroe or ULM, and is a part of the... Greg Long (born December 12, 1966) is a member of the Christian band Avalon. ... The University of North Texas Athletics competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Sun Belt Conference. ... The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ... The Razorbacks are the mascot for the University of Arkansas The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ...

Pregame of 2005 Kentucky vs. Auburn game.
Pregame of 2005 Kentucky vs. Auburn game.

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See also

  • Bluegrass Miracle
  • 2003 Arkansas vs. Kentucky football game, a game at Commonwealth that took seven overtime procedures to decide
Preceded by
Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
19161972
Home of
Kentucky Wildcats football
1973
Succeeded by
Current


Coordinates: 38°01′21.9″N, 84°30′18.6″W The Bluegrass Miracle refers to one of the most improbable finishes in NCAA college football history. ... Longest Game in NCAA Division I-A History (joint) Regular Season Southeastern Conference Game Arkansas Razorbacks at Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Wildcats (4-4) 63 November 1, 2003 Commonwealth Stadium On November 1, 2003, the University of Arkansas and the University of Kentucky tied an NCAA record for the longest football... Stoll Field/McLean Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field is the American football stadium for the University of Florida college team, and is located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Neyland Stadium is a sports stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Sanford Stadium is the on-campus playing venue for football at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. ... Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field is a football stadium located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Carolina takes the field to the song 2001 at Williams-Brice Stadium, rated the best entrance in college football by Taken by Randall Stewart. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... // Bryant-Denny Stadium is the home stadium for the University of Alabama football team. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Davis Wade Stadium is the home playing venue for the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team. ... Drill Field on the Mississippi State University campus Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, in the town of Starkville. ... Jordan-Hare Stadium is the playing venue for Auburn Universitys football team located on campus in Auburn, Alabama, USA. The stadium is named for Ralph Shug Jordan (pronounced JURD-an), the Universitys winningest football coach, and Cliff Hare, a member of Auburns first football team. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team of the University of Arkansas, which is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The current head coach of the football team is coach Houston Nutt. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Tiger Stadium is the home field of Louisiana State University football team. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Hollingsworth Field is an outdoor stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. ... The Lyceum The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas during an Arkansas Razorback football game. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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