Oregon has a new football facility that costs $68 million and is so overflowing with amenities; there are even televisions embedded in the bathroom mirrors.
Known as the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, the facility has 145,000 square feet of meeting space along with new instructional rooms, fitness centers, lounges, and even dining facilities. In all Oregon, athletic officials say they’ve created something unlike any other athletic facility in the world.
The Oregon football facility was crafted over the course of eight years with a team of architects, interior designers, and college football coaches that took a tour of college facilities across the United States and other locations across four continents.
Project manager Howard Slusher said, at each stop, the group asked what architects would do to make their own facilities better.
The players’ locker room is specially ventilated to eliminate odors, has keypad-powered locker opening, and a “magic shelf” to recharge portable electronic devices without having to plug them in. There’s even a real barber’s chair, accommodating the players who like to play barber for their teammates.
The coach’s locker room is a particular highlight. It has a large selection of men’s care products — coach John Neal said he wanted to be able to shave in the afternoons — and televisions embedded in the mirrors.
The bathroom televisions are far from the only screens. The lobby has 55-inch televisions — 64 of them in all — that can combine to project a single image. A “war room” has another six television screens measuring 80 inches.
The Oregon football facility has plenty of room for gaming as well. There are also 12 custom foosball tables, one for each Pac-12 team, and the players’ lounge has six gaming stations.