Commonwealth Stadium underwent a recent facelift and now it’s getting a brand new name — with the emphasis on “brand.”

The home of the University of Kentucky football team will now be known as Kroger Field, per a deal struck between the university, UK Athletics and marketing partner JMI Sports.

The new deal, which was to be announced Monday afternoon at a news conference at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building on campus, is for 12 years and $1.85 million annually, the Herald-Leader has learned.

New signage soon will replace “Commonwealth Stadium” with “Welcome to Kroger Field” on the west end of the stadium. This marks the first name change since the stadium opened in 1973.

The new name is contingent on approval by the university’s Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday.
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