Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Address: 1540 University Drive Lexington, Kentucky 40506
Year Opened: 1973
Parking: Parking is limited around the University of Kentucky
Occupants: Kentucky Wildcats football
Rules: Alcohol, containers, food, backpacks and large bags are not permitted.
Commonwealth Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Named after the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the official name for the state, the stadium is the home field for the University of Kentucky Wildcats football team. Recently expanded and remodeled in 1999, Commonwealth Stadium provides an additional 10,000 visitors with beautiful views of its Bermuda playing surface and new video screens, as well as an upgraded sound system and additional concessions and restrooms.
Commonwealth Stadium has been a good home to Kentucky, providing the team with a stellar home record and high attendance figures. The stadium has also been host to some incredible games. In 2002, Commonwealth Stadium was the unfortunate (for Kentucky fans) site of the Bluegrass Miracle. A Hail Mary pass for LSU in the 4th quarter was deflected by one receiver into the hands of another as Kentucky fans rushed the field in supposed victory. The pass was caught and run into the end zone for an LSU win. Kentucky fans were bewildered and even the media at first misreported the score. In 2003, Kentucky hosted Arkansas for a game that went to seven overtime periods!
Commonwealth Stadium has an expanded seating capacity of more than 67,000 spectators. Visitors to Commonwealth Stadium have the pleasure of experiencing college football at its finest - a great team in a tough conference playing their home games at a beautiful, historic and yet modern stadium. Buy Commonwealth Stadium tickets today and never miss an event at Commonwealth Stadium!