LSU Football Operations Center

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LSU Football Operations Center
LSU Football Operations Center (Baton Rouge).jpg
Location Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
USA
Owner Louisiana State University
Operator LSU Athletics Department
Tenants
LSU Tigers football (NCAA)
Construction
Opened 2006
Construction cost $15 million
LSU Football Operations Center and Outdoor Practice Fields

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.[1][2][3] The operations center atrium holds team displays and graphics, trophy cases and memorabilia of LSU football.[4]

The locker room features 140 stations for the players with lockable storage bins and a padded seating area. The locker room includes 10 high-definition TV's and the LSU "eye-of-the-tiger" in middle of the locker. The players' lounge allows the players to access computers at multiple work stations, 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 Shirley and Bill Lawton Team Room. The Lawton Team Room includes 144 theatre-style seats for team meetings and film sessions and state-of-the-art audio and visual components for meetings, lectures and reviewing game footage.[1]

The football weight room is over 10,000 square feet and has over 30,000 pounds of weights and equipment.[5] It includes 16 multi-purpose platform, bench, incline, squat and Olympic lifting stations along with 12 dumbbell bench stations.[6] Refs It is also equipped with medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes and assorted speed and agility equipment. 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. The floor is a flat surface for the athletes. The weight room is also outfitted with 2 - 58' inch flat screen plasmas, 2 - 40 inch LCD flat screen monitors and 5 televisions for multimedia presentations during lifting groups. The football, baseball and women’s soccer teams utilize the facility.

The training room features a view of the practice fields, hydrotherapy which includes hot/cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill and multiple stations to treat the players.[4]

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 have access to multiple meetings rooms adjacent to their offices. A coaches' lounge is also located in the building.[4]

Located in the Football Operations Building, the Nutrition Center for Student Athletes serves as the dining hall and nutrition center for all student-athletes at LSU.

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

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