University of Kentucky Football Practice Complex & Fields

Lexington, Kentucky


HNTB, in partnership with RossTarrant Architects of Lexington, Kentucky, is providing sports architecture services on a team that is currently designing a new $45 million, 99,000-SF high-performance football center, outdoor practice fields and outdoor agility/cross-training area. The facility will be located adjacent to the Commonwealth Stadium site and connected to the existing indoor practice field house.

This state-of-the-art facility will be more than a recruiting tool and include program areas designed to optimize the overall sports performance of student athletes: strength and power, conditioning, movement and speed development, sports medicine, physical therapy, injury prevention, nutrition, recovery and regeneration, flexibility, biomechanical analysis and testing. The project is estimated for completion in 2016.

The facility includes:
• State-of-the-art weight room
• Team locker room and shower area with cold/hot plunge pools
• Team lounge/recruiting room
• Sports medicine/training room
• Hydrotherapy area
• Dining area and nutrition center
• Kitchen
• Equipment room
• High-performance assessment room
• Coaches’ offices
• Academic center 
• Team meeting rooms
• Auditorium
• Outdoor viewing deck
• Video room