The University of Oregon Football Performance Center is the Taj Mahal of big time college football facilities. With the deep pockets of Nike founder Phil Knight, Oregon spent well over the $68 million originally budgeted (probably twice what UCLA will spend), and produced a facility designed to recruit like no other.
The 145,000 square foot complex has so many unique features, it boggles the mind.
Here’s a few:
- Locker room is accessed by biometric thumbprints
- Ground floor stones imported from a specific rock quarry in China
- A “war room” on the top floor
- 6th floor sky bridge
- A ventilation system in each locker
- 40-yard electronic track inside the weight room that measures the force of each step and the efficiency of each run
- Walls covered in football leather
It was designed by ZGF Architects, Firm 151 (interior design), and Hoffman Construction so be on the lookout for any of these names to pop up in connection with UCLA’s facility proposals.
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