FSU Football to Upgrade Facilities

FSU Football to Upgrade Facilities

The Florida State athletic department announced Wednesday that April will bring significant football facility upgrades, including the team locker room, coaches' offices, and meeting rooms.

The Florida State athletic department announced Wednesday that April will bring significant football facility upgrades, including the team locker room, coaches' offices, and meeting rooms.

"What we wanted to do was take the momentum of this year with the national championship and incorporate some of these ideas we had to redo the stuff the players and staff use every day," director of football operations Mark Robinson said. "Every day they use the locker room, they use the meeting room space, and coaches' offices. So what we wanted to do was come in and completely redesign all that area and rejuvenate it."

The upgraded locker room will be modeled on aspects of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys locker rooms and will prominently feature past Seminole greats.

"The focal point is going to be statues of all the players whose jerseys are currently retired," Robinson explains. "So when you see some of these retired jerseys, their jersey will actyally stay lit the whole time. The number will always be lit, and that's the belief behind the fact that you're sharing a locker with all the great players who played here at Florida State."

The renovations will also include a new "College Football Gameday" set, celebrating the numerous times ESPN's flagship college football pregame show has visited campus. "It's something that no other school has right now. It's going to be unique to us," Robinson says. "That's going to be neat to bring the recruits by and show them what it's like on gameday. It'll almost be an exhibit of what College Gameday is like here and at the same time showcase ... what game day is like here in Tallahassee."

Seminoles.com has posted a video detailing the changes, which can be seen below:

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