If you missed the big news from Lexington Monday, Kentucky has announced its football stadium will no longer be known as Commonwealth Stadium. The school announced a sponsored partnership with supermarket chain Kroger to change the stadium’s name to Kroger Field 44 years after opening the structure.
The price for the new change, per Jennifer Smith of Kentucky Sports, Kentucky $1.85 million annually for 12 years. The stadium has yet to be given new lettering, however, that is expected to be done in the near future. At this time, Kentucky does not have plans to sell sponsorship rights to Rupp Arena.
Kentucky released a rendering of what the new letters on the stadium should look like:
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) May 1, 2017
Of course, it didn’t take long for social media to react to the news. The majority of the reaction hasn’t been particularly favorable.
Here are a few of the best tweets sent out regarding the name change Monday:
Kroger Field concession might look something like …
– $15 ($2.50 w/Kroger Card)
– $20 ($3 w/Kroger Card)
– $25 ($5 w/Kroger Card)
— Jamie McCracken (@jamieamccracken) May 1, 2017
With @UKAthletics renaming the football stadium to “Kroger Field”. This will be the first time Kroger has a shortage of Bowls!!!!!
— 2nd_Half_ButchJones (@half_2nd) May 1, 2017
— T.J. Stanford (@tjfstanford) May 1, 2017
@ClayTravis Please pick up some milk, eggs and a 30 point loss.
— Rick Lowe (@utbuffalo) May 1, 2017
BREAKING: UK student section at Kroger Field will now be called the “Ramen Aisle”
— Brady Ekman (@bradyekman) May 1, 2017
If we can’t use our Kroger cards for discounts at the concession stands then Kroger field is a prison
— Spencer Tabor (@Stabor95) May 1, 2017
— BENJI THE METER MAN (@Benjiwallace) May 1, 2017
Bryant Denny Stadium
Williams Brice Stadium
And…. sweet ole Kroger Field!!
— Kyle Gregory (@KyleGregory2) May 1, 2017
For any Louisville fans eager to poke fun of the name, this Kentucky fan believes any jokes would be severely misplaced:
UofL fans mocking UK for “Kroger Field.” Their FB stadium is named for bad pizza & their BB arena is named for fast food chicken, but OK.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) May 1, 2017
For some odd reason, Texas A&M was also dragged into the fray:
— Bam (@BamColt) May 1, 2017