The plan is to have the entire first floor of the Bright Football Complex “completely renovated” by the time fall camp rolls around. The old locker room and training areas are already being worked on – work that began in early March.
Work is being done this offseason and will continue in the 2015 offseason, and when all is said and done the complex will feature a brand new locker room, training pools, “eye-catching graphics and branding opportunities,” and a makeover of the building’s auditorium.
“We looked at all of what people consider the top football facilities in the country,” associate athletic director Justin Moore told 12th Man Magazine. “We looked at Oregon, Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma State. We wanted to pick and choose what we felt like were the best elements and what fit our program. I think we did a really good job of making it really cool and youthful.”
After the 2014 season, the complex’s third floor will be updated with improved office space for the coaching staff. With this construction on top of the major construction at Kyle Field that will bring the capacity to 102,500, the team has been forced to dress in meeting rooms and there will be several days throughout April where no one will be allowed inside the Football Complex.
Even with those inconveniences that include the team’s academic facility being temporarily moved to The Zone Club at Kyle Field, Moore is confident that the upgrades at both facilities will be worth it.
“There are so many positives that it out-weighs the inconvenience,” Moore said. “(The construction) is already unbelievable, but it’s not even close to how it’s going to be when it’s all finished. This is going to be awesome.”
He has a point. The projections that the Athletic Department has provided for the renovations look awesome.
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