Tour of Florida State's Renovated Football Facilities
Florida State News: New Facilities Unveiled
Since the 2013 football season ended Florida State's team facilities have undergone a massive renovation. Pictures have been leaking out over twitter for the last few months, but today the nearly completed renovation was unveiled. Theentire football facilities were renovated including the locker room, team meeting area and coaches' offices. The new facilities are stock full of new era technology while also honoring the team's history. In the locker roomthere arestatuesrepresenting each former player who has had their jersey retired.
Lit numbers. pic.twitter.com/UkU5NbXbYU ChopChat.com (@ChopChat_) July 30, 2014
The most impressive part of the entire renovation may be the new lockerswhichwere custom designed specifically for Florida State. Each locker has a ventilated compartment for the players to store their shoulder pads and shoes as well as a second ventilated compartment under the seat. Additionally every locker has its own permanently installed IPad. The IPad enables coaches to send personalized messages to players. They will also display practice and class schedules so players know where they need to be and enable players to watch game and practice film.
Oh, those aren't TVs. They're iPads. pic.twitter.com/ltoEjVQyLX ChopChat.com (@ChopChat_) July 30, 2014
At the entrance to the coaches offices there arenew displays for Florida State's three Heisman trophies and three crystal balls. As well as a tribute to Kelvin Benjamin's game winning catch in the National Championship game.
In coaches' offices FSU has cool new Heisman display. pic.twitter.com/0ChuMAoRr5 Warchant.com (@Warchant) July 30, 2014
This is one of the first things you see when you walk into the FSU football offices now. pic.twitter.com/XiZm4VSlFi Warchant.com (@Warchant) July 30, 2014
As part of honoring the tradition of the program, and luring in recruits, there is an emphasis on Florida State's ability to get players drafted in the NFL. The jerseysof each former Seminole currently on an NFL roster line the hallway outside the assistant coaches' offices.
The big winner in the renovation project might be Jimbo Fisher.His new office is massive and includes a balcony with a view of the football field.
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The renovations are expected to be completely finished by Sunday, the day before practice starts. By: Brandon O'Connor