Back in 2018, former Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, called out the Kentucky facilities and said, ” “Kentucky’s facilities aren’t good enough to compete.”
Tebow’s comments were based on his playing days and experience around the facilities. To say the least, things have changed A LOT in terms of football in Lexington.
Coach Mark Stoops campaigned for facility upgrades for years and $165 million dollars later, Kentucky’s facilities are ranked above the likes of Michigan, Georgia, Florida, and USC amongst others.
24/7 Sports put out their rankings for the best football facilities in the country and here is what they had to say they put Kentucky 12th.
See what funneling more money into football brings to the Bluegrass? Kentucky might be considered a basketball school, but the Wildcats’ $45 million upgrade to its football training facility in 2016 totaled 100,000 square feet and proves the administration believes in Mark Stoops and his steps toward the future. It paid off in 2018 as the Wildcats won nine games and earned a New Year’s Day bowl berth. Every player’s locker is ventilated with a cell phone charger, lock box and cup holders. For a cool price tag of $120 million, renovated Commonwealth Stadium saw its first fans in 2017 and initial reviews have been extremely positive.
165 million reasons later the Kentucky football team is coming off of 10-win and 8-win seasons, and coming into 2020 with one of the best recruiting classes in school history.
As Lynn Bowden says, “come see about it.”
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