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At Commonwealth Stadium, UK fans look forward to their 35th year in the lair of the Wildcats.

There was one change for 2005 as a beautiful new Bermuda grass playing surface was installed. The playing area is titled C. M. Newton Field, named after the former UK director of athletics in 2001.

In 1999, both ends of the stadium were enclosed, along with the construction of 40 suites, 10 in each corner of the stadium. The total number of seats was increased to 67,606.

Additional features of the stadium expansion included two Mitsubishi Diamond Vision video boards, a new sound system, new scoreboards, additional restrooms and concession stands, and new concourse televisions.

The architect of the expansion was HNTB of Kansas City, Mo., and Turner Construction of Cincinnati, Ohio, managed the construction. A total of $27.6 million was allocated for the stadium project.

When constructed in 1973, Commonwealth Stadium had a capacity of 57,800. It was completed at a cost of $12 million by the firm of Huber, Hunt, and Nichols. The stadium and parking areas rest on an 86-acre plot that was once part of the UK Experimental Station Farm Grounds.

The stadium was officially opened on Sept. 15, 1973, as the Wildcats moved into their new home after spending 48 years at Stoll Field/McLean Stadium across from Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky defeated Virginia Tech in the stadium opener, 31-26, as quarterback Ernie Lewis ran for two touchdowns and threw for another TD to lead the Wildcats.

Since its opening, Kentucky has played 206 games within the friendly confines of Commonwealth Stadium. And indeed, a 107-95-4 record and a .529 winning percentage is evidence that Commonwealth is a home field advantage for the Wildcats.

Excellent attendance figures also have gone hand-in-hand with Kentucky football and Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats have averaged 56,527 fans in those 213 contests at Commonwealth Stadium. In fact, 12,040,330 spectators have witnessed Kentucky football at Commonwealth Stadium - that’s almost three times the population of Kentucky.

The 10-millionth person to attend a UK football game came during the 2002 season opener against Texas-El Paso. The five-millionth person to attend a game at Commonwealth Stadium was Jack Crowe, who walked through the gate as number 5,000,000 on Oct. 3, 1987, as Kentucky played host to Ohio.

An enclosed press box, which seats 110 members of the media, is located between the decks of the stadium’s west side. Included in the press box area are 10 private booths (three for VIPs), a photography deck, and two dining areas. The press box is serviced by two elevators.

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Commonwealth Stadium Attendance and Records (PDF)

Year-by-Year Record at Commonwealth Stadium

1973        Opponent                UK-Op   Attend
Sept.   15  Va. Tech            W   31-26   44,865
Sept.   22  Alabama             L   14-28   53,209
Oct.    13  No. Carolina        L   10-16   51,655
Nov.    3   Tulane              W   34- 7   47,105
Nov.    24  Tennessee           L   14-16   53,221
                                    103-93

1974 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 28 Indiana W 28-22 56,191 Oct. 5 Miami (Ohio) L 10-14 53,859 Oct. 19 LSU W 20-13 56,535 Oct. 26 Georgia L 20-24 54,362 Nov. 9 Vanderbilt W 38-12 56,449 Nov. 16 Florida W 42-24 51,389 158-109

1975 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 13 Va. Tech W 27- 8 57,149 Sept. 20 Kansas L 10-14 57,504 Sept. 27 Maryland T 10-10 55,292 Oct. 11 Auburn L 9-15 57,722 Nov. 1 Tulane W 23-10 57,050 Nov. 22 Tennessee L 13-17 56,487 92-74

1976 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 11 Oregon State W 38-13 54,367 Sept. 25 W. Virginia W 14-10 57,672 Oct. 2 Penn State W 22- 6 57,730 Oct. 16 LSU W 21- 7 57,732 Oct. 23 Georgia L 7-31 57,733 Nov. 6 Vanderbilt W 14- 0 56,042 Nov. 13 Florida W 28- 9 52,207 144-76

1977 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 10 No. Carolina W 10- 7 57,720 Sept. 24 W. Virginia W 28-13 57,791 Oct. 8 Miss. State W 23- 7 57,793 Oct. 29 Va. Tech W 32- 0 57,793 Nov. 19 Tennessee W 21-17 57,893 114-44

1978 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 23 Baylor W 25-21 57,849 Oct. 7 Penn State L 0-30 57,968 Oct. 21 LSU L 0-21 57,849 Oct. 28 Georgia L 16-17 57,022 Nov. 11 Vanderbilt W 53- 2 57,800 Nov. 18 Florida L 16-18 57,853 110-109

1979 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 15 Miami (Ohio) L 14-15 57,849 Sept. 29 Maryland W 14- 7 57,847 Oct. 13 Ole Miss W 14- 3 57,847 Nov. 3 BGSU W 20-14 57,500 Nov. 24 Tennessee L 17-20 57,999 79-59

1980 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 6 Utah State W 17-10 57,900 Sept. 20 Indiana L 30-36 57,808 Sept. 27 BGSU W 21-20 55,627 Oct. 18 LSU L 10-17 57,853 Oct. 25 Georgia L 0-27 57,239 Nov. 8 Vanderbilt W 31-10 54,705 Nov. 15 Florida L 15-17 51,766 124-137

1981 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 5 N. Texas St. W 28- 6 53,276 Sept. 19 Alabama L 10-19 57,853 Oct. 3 Clemson L 3-21 57,071 Oct. 10 So. Carolina L 14-28 57,553 Oct. 31 Va. Tech L 3-29 54,500 Nov. 21 Tennessee W 21-10 54,604 79-113

1982 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 18 Oklahoma L 8-29 57,850 Sept. 25 Kansas T 13-13 54,942 Oct. 16 LSU L 10-34 55,557 Oct. 23 Georgia L 14-27 56,697 Nov. 6 Vanderbilt L 10-23 55,102 Nov. 13 Florida L 13-39 49,059 68-165

1983 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 3 C. Michigan W 31-14 51,232 Sept. 10 Kent State W 31-12 56,123 Sept. 17 Indiana W 24-13 56,825 Sept. 24 Tulane W 26-14 57,424 Oct. 8 Auburn L 21-49 57,987 Oct. 29 Cincinnati T 13-13 57,789 Nov. 19 Tennessee L 0-10 57,985 146-125

1984 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 8 Kent State W 42- 0 56,402 Oct. 6 Rutgers W 27-14 58,010 Oct. 20 LSU L 10-36 57,252 Oct. 27 Georgia L 7-37 56,032 Nov. 3 N. Texas St. W 31- 7 54,328 Nov. 10 Vanderbilt W 27-18 53,112 Nov. 17 Florida L 17-25 52,823 161-137

1985 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 14 BGSU L 26-30 57,620 Sept. 21 Tulane W 16-11 56,812 Sept. 28 Cincinnati W 27- 7 57,192 Oct. 5 Clemson W 26- 7 58,230 Oct. 12 Miss. State W 33-19 58,345 Nov. 2 E. Tennessee W 23-13 53,429 Nov. 23 Tennessee L 0-42 57,160 151-129

1986 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 13 Rutgers T 16-16 57,424 Sept. 20 Kent State W 37-12 54,865 Oct. 4 So. Miss. W 32- 0 58,102 Oct. 18 LSU L 16-25 57,201 Oct. 25 Georgia L 9-31 56,820 Nov. 8 Vanderbilt W 34-22 48,230 Nov. 15 Florida W 10- 3 52,160 154-109

1987 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 12 Utah State W 41- 0 55,279 Sept. 19 Indiana W 34-15 57,924 Oct. 3 Ohio W 28- 0 53,329 Oct. 10 Ole Miss W 35- 6 57,832 Oct. 31 Va. Tech W 14- 7 50,432 Nov. 21 Tennessee L 22-24 57,127 174-52

1988 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 3 C. Michigan W 18- 7 41,736 Sept. 24 Kent State W 38-14 47,989 Oct. 1 Alabama L 27-31 53,442 Oct. 22 Georgia W 16-10 50,416 Oct. 29 So. Illinois W 24-10 50,093 Nov. 5 Vanderbilt W 14-13 44,105 Nov. 12 Florida L 19-24 50,191 156-109

1989 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 9 Indiana W 17-14 58,216 Sept. 16 N. Carolina W 13- 6 50,174 Oct. 7 Auburn L 12-24 55,688 Oct. 14 Rutgers W 33-26 54,771 Oct. 21 LSU W 27-21 53,967 Nov. 4 Cincinnati W 31- 0 46,195 Nov. 25 Tennessee L 10-31 55,237 143-122

1990 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 1 C. Michigan W 20-17 57,550 Sept. 15 Indiana L 24-45 58,150 Oct. 13 Miss. State W 17-15 56,375 Oct. 27 Georgia W 26-24 55,225 Nov. 10 Vanderbilt W 28-21 50,400 Nov. 17 Florida L 15-47 55,140 130-169

1991 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 7 Miami (Ohio) W 23-20 58,100 Sept. 28 Kent State W 24-6 56,150 Oct. 5 Ole Miss L 14-35 56,375 Oct. 19 LSU L 26-29 53,650 Nov. 2 Cincinnati W 20-17 45,850 Nov. 23 Tennessee L 7-16 57,125 114-123

1992 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 5 Central Michigan W 21-14 56,800 Sept. 19 Indiana W 37-25 58,450 Sept. 26 South Carolina W 13-9 55,700 Oct. 24 Georgia L 7-40 58,200 Oct. 31 Mississippi State L 36-37 50,375 Nov. 7 Vanderbilt L 7-20 45,350 121-145

1993 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 4 Kent W 35-0 55,800 Sept. 11 Florida L 20-24 58,175 Oct. 2 Ole Miss W 21-0 57,075 Oct. 16 LSU W 35-17 54,750 Nov. 13 East Carolina W 6-3 34,500 Nov. 20 Tennessee L 0-48 57,878 117-92

1994 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 3 Louisville W 20-14 59,162 Sept. 17 Indiana L 29-59 57,825 Sept. 24 South Carolina L 9-23 56,900 Oct. 22 Georgia L 30-34 56,125 Oct. 29 Mississippi State L 7-47 49,500 Nov. 5 Vanderbilt L 6-24 40,500 Nov. 12 NE Louisana L 14-21 32,000 115-222

1995 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 2 Louisville L 10-13 58,967 Sept. 9 Florida L 7-42 53,524 Sept. 30 Auburn L 21-42 58,250 Oct. 14 LSU W 24-16 51,500 Nov. 11 Cincinnati W 33-14 25,231 Nov. 18 Tennessee L 31-34 52,300 126-161

1996 Opponent UK-Op Attend Aug. 31 Louisville L 14-38 59,384 Sept. 21 Indiana W 3-0 40,500 Oct. 12 South Carolina L 14-25 50,500 Oct. 26 Georgia W 24-17 34,000 Nov. 9 Mississippi State W 24-21 26,500 Nov. 16 Vanderbilt W 25-0 33,000 104-101

1997 Opponent UK-Op Attend Aug. 30 Louisville W 38-24 59,186 Sept. 27 Florida L 28-55 59,224 Oct. 4 Alabama W 40-34OT 59,226 Oct. 18 NE Louisiana W 49-14 57,500 Nov. 1 LSU L 28-63 58,450 Nov. 22 Tennessee L 31-59 61,076 214-249

1998 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 12 Eastern Kentucky W 52-7 57,776 Sept. 19 Indiana W 31-27 57,788 Oct. 10 South Carolina W 33-28 57,739 Oct. 24 Georigia L 26-28 57,838 Nov. 7 Mississippi State W 37-35 57,760 Nov. 14 Vanderbilt W 55-17 57,521 234-142

1999 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 4 Louisville L 28-56 70,692 Sept. 11 Connecticut W 45-14 63,879 Sept. 25 Florida L 10-38 70,971 Oct. 2 Arkansas W 31-20 62,602 Oct. 16 Louisiana State W 31-5 67,370 Nov. 20 Tennessee L 21-56 71,022 166-189

2000 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 9 South Florida W 27-9 63,821 Sept. 16 Indiana W 41-34 70,776 Oct. 7 South Carolina L 17-20 69,334 Oct. 21 Georgia L 30-34 68,565 Nov. 4 Mississippi State L 17-35 62,159 Nov. 11 Vanderbilt L 20-24 58,117 152-156

2001 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 1 Louisville L 10-36 70,838 Sept. 8 Ball State W 28-20 61,523 Sept. 22 Florida L 10-44 66,126 Sept. 29 Ole Miss L 31-42 60,814 Oct. 13 Louisiana State L 25-29 52,471 Nov. 17 Tennessee L 35-38 69,109 139-209

2002 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 7 Texas-El Paso W 77-17 59,213 Sept. 14 Indiana W 27-17 70,347 Sept. 21 Middle Tennessee W 44-22 60,584 Oct. 12 South Carolina L 12-16 70,547 Oct. 26 Georgia L 24-52 71,017 Nov. 9 Louisiana State L 30-33 66,262 Nov. 16 Vanderbilt W 41-21 51,114 255-168

2003 Opponent UK-Op Attend Aug. 31 Louisville L 24-40 70,467 Sept. 6 Murray State W 37-6 63,306 Sept. 27 Florida L 21-24 70,579 Oct. 18 Ohio W 35-14 61,107 Oct. 25 Mississippi State W 42-17 57,141 Nov. 1 Arkansas (7 OT) L 63-71 66,124 Nov. 29 Tennessee L 7-20 65,733 229-192 2004 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 18 Indiana W 51-32 65,532 Oct. 2 Ohio L 16-28 61,514 Oct. 9 Alabama L 17-45 65,482 Oct. 16 South Carolina L 7-12 63,086 Nov. 6 Georgia L 17-62 63,110 Nov. 13 Vanderbilt W 14-13 55,278 122-192 2005 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 4 Louisville L 24-31 70,752 Sept. 10 Idaho State W 41-29 59,519 Sept. 24 Florida L 28-49 66,820 Oct. 29 Mississippi State W 13-7 55,163 Nov. 5 Auburn L 27-49 60,519 Nov. 26 Tennessee L 8-27 61,924 141-192 2006 Opponent UK-Op Attend Sept. 9 Texas State W 41-7 57,136 Sept. 16 Ole Miss W 31-14 60,338 Sept. 30 Central Michigan W 45-36 54,566 Oct. 7 South Carolina L 17-24 61,449 Nov. 4 Georgia W 24-20 62,120 Nov. 11 Vanderbilt W 38-26 52,235 Nov. 18 Louisiana-Monroe W 42-40 53,463 238-167

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