McLean Stadium (former) Improvements – Lexington KY

Description

The since-demolished McLean Stadium of the University of Kentucky was one of many structures that was either constructed or improved with the assistance of federal New Deal funds.

“Although unable to secure funding for expanded seating,” Eric Moyen writes, the university’s Athletic Council “did secure the city of Lexington as a ‘project sponsor’ for the construction of a press box and running track at the football stadium. The WPA approved a grant in excess of $20,000 for construction, and Lexington paid the remaining $7,000.”

The site today is known as Stoll Field, the name by which McLean Stadium had been known from 1916 to 1923.

Source notes

Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University, by Eric Moyen. University of Kentucky Press, 2011; page 239.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoll_Field/McLean_Stadium

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 30, 2014.

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Location Info


Avenue of Champions
Lexington, KY

Coordinates: 38.038769, -84.502114

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