Wildcat Lodge will be leveled in November to make way for new housing

Wildcat Lodge - photo from uky.edu
Wildcat Lodge – photo from uky.edu

After many years housing basketball players, the Wildcat Lodge is seeing its final days.  The Wildcat Lodge, which has housed players since 1978, will be leveled in November to make way for Phase II-A of UK’s privatized housing plan.  Now 34 years old, the Lodge will die a thought out and well-planned death by bulldozer next month. The new home of UK players is the $7 million Wildcat Coal Lodge in the adjacent parking lot.  Never before have so many future millionaires been collectively relocated at one time.  The lodge held quite a mystique over the years among UK players. The time spent within its walls were some of the fondest for former Cats, where some of UK’s greatest teams not only lived, but bonded.

 

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