University of Kentucky Selects Renovators of Commonwealth Stadium

July 24, 2013

According to reports, the University of Kentucky (UK) has selected an architectural firm and construction manager for the $110m renovation of the institution’s Commonwealth Stadium.

The Courier-Journal have obtained documents stating that Ross Tarrant Architects will work in conjunction with HNTB and Skanska USA Building, Inc./Congleton-Hacker Co. to complete the redevelopment of facilities.

The documents also contained the Skanska/Congleton-Hacker’s winning bid ($5.9m), Ross Tarrant Architects ($8.4m), and a “final completion” date by 16 September 2015.

In an email, UK deputy athletic director DeWayne Peevy called this step “vital because that begins the point of working directly with the people that will actually plan and execute the project.”

“Actual models and renderings won’t be finalized until more details of the project are completed,” he added. “We hope to have a more finalized model this fall, around October.”

Skanska/Congleton-Hacker have previously worked on more than $3 billion worth of sports construction projects, including facilities at Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Penn State. The firm has been “consistently ranked in the top three nationally for sports construction by Engineering News Record”.

The Commonwealth Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Kentucky and is the home field for the school’s American football team.