University of Kentucky names new and planned residence halls

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved Tuesday the names of new and planned residence halls.

Central Hall I and Central Hall II are the new dorms being built on Haggin Field.

The new Haggin Hall will keep its name, when it is built on the site of the current Haggin Hall, which will be torn down. It is named for James B. Haggin. "The family has a strong presence in the community and is a significant supporter of the university," according to a memo presented to the board of trustees Tuesday.

Woodland Glen I and II will be the two residence halls that replace the Cooperstown dorms near W.T. Young Library and Woodland Avenue.

Champions Court I and II will be the two dorms built on the parking lot between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Memorial Coliseum, the site of the former Wildcat Lodge.

Officials said that with the exception of Haggin Hall, the new dorms were still available for naming rights. UK officials said they had not yet set a naming rights amount but that it would be "sizeable" and in the seven or eight-figure category.

The new dorms are part of a $500 million project to replace and add new residence halls, which will be financed, constructed and run by a private developer, Education Realty Trust.