After 44 years, Commonwealth Stadium has a new name: Kroger Field

After 44 years, Commonwealth Stadium has a new name: Kroger Field
Comprehensive Partnership with Kroger Announced
The letter of intent signed by UK and the Lexington Convention Center says “Rupp Arena” will remain the same. However, the convention center surrounding the men's basketball facility has issued a request for proposal for naming rights of the new center 

The University of Kentucky is entering the naming-rights game, and it will be getting money from a major local employer. The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has bought naming rights for UK's football stadium — known as Commonwealth Stadium since it was built in. Kentucky has become the first SEC school to sell the naming rights to its football stadium. The stadium was constructed in 1973, and is the newest in the conference. The University of Kentucky, JMI Sports and Kroger announced a comprehensive and

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium is getting a new name: Kroger Field. The school said in a news release Monday that an agreement between Kroger and university marketing partner JMI Sports is for $1.85 million

Comprehensive Partnership with Kroger Announced

Kentucky's new Kroger partnership includes first stadium name change in 44 years

Goodbye Commonwealth Stadium, Hello Kroger Field
Goodbye Commonwealth Stadium, Hello Kroger Field

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky, JMI Sports and Kroger announced a comprehensive and unprecedented partnership that expands Kroger's commitment to UK Athletics and the University of Kentucky, including the renaming of UK's football

First opened in 1973, Commonwealth Stadium will now be known as Kroger Field. The name still has to be approved by the university's Board of Trustees, but given the expansive nature of this partnership, it's unlikely to get voted down. We are renaming … . The Wildcats won't be moving to a new facility, but the one they currently occupy is set to be renamed. On Monday, it was reported that the Wildcats had sold the naming rights to Kroger Supermarket, a major supermarket chain in the area. With the move. LEXINGTON, Ky. — On Monday, the University of Kentucky announced a comprehensive partnership deal with JMI Sports and Kroger. As part of that deal, Commonwealth Stadium, which was the name of the football stadium for 44 years, would be changed to

UK Athletics announced Monday afternoon that Commonwealth Stadium will be renamed to Kroger Field after UK Athletics and marketing partner JMI sports agreed to a 12-year deal with Kroger. The deal will pay JMI Sports $1.85 million annually and is

Monday, according to Scout.com's Patrick Loney, Kentucky will officially announce a major corporate partnership during an afternoon press conference. The school has reportedly sold the naming rights to its football stadium to Kroger – one of the …

Kentucky's new Kroger partnership includes first stadium name change in 44 years
Kentucky's new Kroger partnership includes first stadium name change in 44 years

The home of the University of Kentucky football team will now be known as Kroger Field, per a deal struck between the university, the UK Athletics department and marketing partner JMI Sports. “An unprecedented partnership that pairs two iconic brands …

Kentucky on Monday became the first SEC school to sell naming rights for its football stadium. Commonwealth Stadium is now Kroger Field, the school announced. The school's board of trustees is expected to formally approve the name change at its Tuesday

Commonwealth Stadium, completed in 1973 at a cost of $9.4 million and named, perhaps not quite imaginatively, now will bear the name Kroger Field, according to Kentucky president Eli Capilouto, who called the deal "a partnership of two iconic brands

The SEC's first corporate stadium naming-rights deal is coming for football, and Kentucky fans will have to get used to a new name for Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky is set to rename Commonwealth Stadium as Kroger Field as part of a corporate


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