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Commonwealth Stadium’s new goal posts, 1997

Posted on October 15, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

University of Kentucky employees installed one of two new goal posts at Commonwealth Stadium on Oct. 15, 1997. The two new posts replaced the ones that fans destroyed 11 days earlier while celebrating UK’s first win over Alabama in 75 years. Erected in three sections, each goal post took only about 15 minutes to assemble. The first section, the gooseneck, is planted 5 feet into the ground and stands 10 feet above the ground. The goal post’s crossbar, which straddles the gooseneck section, is 18 feet, 91/2 inches wide. Each upright end of the crossbar stands 30 feet high. The two goal posts cost about $4,300. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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