- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart says that a fans will enter a finished Commonwealth Stadium when the Wildcats open the season Saturday night against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Work has continued around the clock to complete the $120 million renovation in time for the opener against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Several Kentucky sports programs including cheerleaders have helped with the massive cleanup that continued Wednesday with crews putting cosmetic touches on the 61,000-seat facility.

During a news conference with school and city officials outlining traffic, parking and security changes, Barnhart also said the game was close to being sold out. Some work will remain afterward but the AD said, “We’re not building for one game, we’re building for generations. … Hopefully, this will extend another 20, 30 years.”

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