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
Construction
Opened 2006
Construction cost $15 million
Tenants
LSU Tigers football (NCAA)
LSU Football Operations Center and Outdoor Practice Fields

The LSU Football Operations Center, built in 2006, is an all-in-one facility[1][2] that includes the Tigers locker room, players' lounge, weight room, training room, equipment room, video operations center and coaches offices.[3][4][5] The operations center atrium holds team displays and graphics, trophy cases and memorabilia of LSU football.[6][7]

The locker room features 140 stations for the players with lockable storage bins and a padded seating area in addition to multiple high-definition TV's. The players' lounge includes computers at multiple work stations, pool tables and multiple gaming systems. The building holds individual position meeting rooms and the Shirley and Bill Lawton Team Room. The Lawton Team Room includes 144 theatre-style seats for team meetings and film sessions and audio and visual components for meetings, lectures and reviewing game footage.[3]

The football weight room overlooking the outdoor football practice fields is over 10,000 square feet[8] and includes multi-purpose flat surface platform, bench, incline, squat and Olympic lifting stations along with dumbbell bench stations.[9] It is also equipped with medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes, assorted speed and agility equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical cross trainers. The weight room features multiple high-definition TV's for multimedia presentations. The football, baseball and women’s soccer teams utilize the facility.

The training room also overlooking the outdoor practice fields features hydrotherapy which includes hot/cold jacuzzis and an underwater treadmill and multiple stations to treat the players.[6]

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.[6]

In December 2014, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva announced the LSU Football Operations Center will be renovated. The weight room will be expanded, and the player’s lounge, locker room and meeting rooms will be upgraded.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabalais, Scott. The Fighting Tigers 1993-2008 [Into a New Century of LSU Football]. Baton Rouge: LSU University Press. p. 57, 89. ISBN 0807133701. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Glier, Ray. How the SEC Became Goliath: The Making of College Football's Most Dominant Conference. New York City: Simon and Schuster. p. 83. ISBN 1476710309. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Football Operations Center". lsutaf. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Ranking the SEC's football facilities". espn.com. June 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ "A Look At LSU’s Facilities". http://www.football.com/. August 11, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  6. ^ a b c "LSU Football Guide". lsusports.net. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  7. ^ "L.S.U. Gets Ready for Reunion With Saban". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-12-26. 
  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. ^ "More football renovations planned". theadvocate.com/. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 

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