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Memorial Coliseum construction, 1947

Posted on August 3, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Excavation operation on the construction site of the University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum, Nov. 15, 1947. Completed in 1950, Memorial Coliseum was the longtime home court for the Wildcats and a memorial to the more than 10,000 Kentuckians killed in World War I and the Korean War. The names of Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War were added later. The UK men’s basketball team played in Memorial from 1950 to 1976, compiling a record of 306-38 (.890). In the background of the picture is Stoll Field, home for the UK football team until 1972. Herald-Leader archive photo

Excavation continued for construction of the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 15, 1947. Completed in 1950, Memorial Coliseum was the longtime home court for the Wildcats and a memorial to the more than 10,000 Kentuckians killed in World War II. The names of Kentuckians killed in the the Korean and Vietnam wars were added later. The UK men’s basketball team played in Memorial from 1950 to 1976, compiling a record of 306-38 (.890). In the background of the picture is Stoll Field, home of the UK football team until 1972. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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