University Construction Projects

University Construction Projects Bill Sails Through House

Feb 7, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky's football stadium would get a facelift under legislation approved by the House on Thursday.

Six public universities would spend $363 million on construction projects under the legislation that cleared the House on a 97-1 vote.

The biggest expenditure would be $110 million to renovate UK's Commonwealth Stadium. Morehead, Murray, Northern and Western Kentucky universities also would get upgrades, as would the University of Louisville.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a bill authorizing 11 capital construction projects at six Kentucky universities.  There are no state funds committed for any of the projects and they are all bonded by the schools themselves.

Flanked by four other university presidents, UK President Eli Capilouto told the panel that the projects were all tied directly to the institutions' respective missions.