Charles McClendon Practice Facility

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Charles McClendon Practice Facility
Charles McClendon Practice Facility.jpg
Location Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
USA
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
Surface Multi-surface
Tenants
LSU Tigers football (NCAA)

The Charles McClendon Practice Facility is the practice facility ground of LSU Tigers football.[1][2] The facility features the LSU Football Operations Center, the Tigers Indoor Practice Facility and four outdoor 100-yard football practice fields.[3] In 2002, it was named after former LSU head coach and College Football Hall of Fame member, Charles McClendon.[4]

LSU Football Operations Center[edit]

The LSU Football Operations Center, built in 2006, is an all-in-one facility that includes the Tigers locker room, players' lounge, weight room, training room, equipment room, video operations center and coaches offices.[5] The operations center atrium holds team displays and graphics, trophy cases and memorabilia of LSU football.[6] A nutrition center for student athletes is being added to the facility.

The locker room features 140 stations for the players with lockable storage bins and a padded seating area. The players' lounge allows the players to access computers, play pool and play multiple gaming systems on high-definition TVs. The building holds multiple player meeting rooms that allow every position to have their own meeting room or the team can meet as one in the Lawton Team Room.[7]

The football weight room is over 10,000 square feet and includes 16 multi-purpose platform, bench, incline, squat and Olympic lifting stations along with 12 dumbbell bench stations..[8] The weight room also features 2 treadmills, 4 stationary bikes and 2 elliptical cross trainers in addition to medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment.[9] The floor is a flat, stable surface for the athletes to lift without worrying about raised platforms.

The training room features a view of the practice fields, hydro-therapy and multiple stations to treat the players.

The video operations center is equipped with editing equipment to review practice and game footage along with producing videos for the team. On the second floor, each coach has their own office and multiple meetings. A coaches' lounge is also located in the building.

Located at the back of the Football Operations Building, the Nutrition Center for Student Athletes will serve as a resource to provide individualized nutritional meals for all student-athletes at LSU.

LSU Indoor Practice Facility[edit]

The LSU Indoor Practice Facility, built in 1991, is a climate-controlled 82,500 square feet facility connected to the Football Operations Center. It holds a 100-yd indoor field with Momentum Field Turf by SportExe. The indoor practice facility is located behind the football operations center.[10]

LSU Outdoor Practice Fields[edit]

LSU Outdoor Practice Fields

The four outdoor practice fields are directly adjacent to the football operations center and indoor practice facility. Three of the fields are natural grass, while the fourth has a Momentum Field Turf by SportExe playing surface.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ranking the SEC's football facilities". espn.com. June 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ "A Look At LSU’s Facilities". http://www.football.com/. August 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  3. ^ "LSU Football Guide". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Former Tigers Coach McClendon Football Facility Named". espn.com. June 14, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Football Operations Center". lsutaf. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  6. ^ "LSU Football Guide". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Football Operations Center". lsutaf. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  8. ^ "LSU Tigers' Weight Room". ESPN The Magazine. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  9. ^ "College Strength Profile: Louisiana State University". http://strengthperformance.com/. June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  10. ^ "LSU Football Guide". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  11. ^ "LSU Football Guide". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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