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UK fans don't seem to mind construction at Commonwealth Stadium

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The sound of drums and people in blue can only mean one thing: it’s game day!

Those signs tell you that each year, but this year, fans are noticing some changes around Commonwealth Stadium.

“Well I think they’re going to be nice once their finished, but right now it’s kind of clogged everything up,” says Carl Ellis, a fan tailgating before the game.

“As long as I get a spot to tailgate, that’s the main thing,” says Dudley Gaines, a fan from Versailles.

Construction equipment and fences now block off areas around the stadium, but fans expect that to pay off.

The $110 million dollar project will give fans more room in the concourse, add club seating options and a new game day locker room will also be added. The project will remove around 6,000 seats, but create room for new premium seating and elevators.

Despite the construction around the stadium, fans young and old don’t really seem to mind.

“I think they’re going to be a really good team this year and I’ll be glad when the construction is done,” says Sam Sewell, a young UK fan.

“With the widescreen TVs, it’s awful easy to sit at home and watch the game," says Glen Kelly, who's been coming to UK football games since stadium was built. "If you don’t have an enhanced experience here, over what you do at your own house, then you’re not going to come here. So, I think that was exactly the direction to go.”

The project should be complete before the start of the 2015 season, but fans will notice construction throughout the rest of this season. Something many say will be well worth the wait.


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