A contingent of the Iowa Hawkeyes Football Department invited media into the new Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center today. It is an astonishing building based on optimal functionality, optimal convenience, optimal performance, and an asset to use in recruiting.
The building is 76,000 square feet in size, and 178,000 square feet total when also considering the size of the indoor practice field. It was a project that exceeded 55 million dollars.
Members from Iowa visited multiple facilities, around 10-12, to come up with their own version that would be the best in the country. Schools they visited included Texas A&M, LSU, Missouri, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Connecticut, and a handful of others.
The building consists of a recruiting conference room, NFL film room, drying room, tons of locker room space, a nearly 24,000 square foot weight room, state of the art team meeting room and position meeting rooms, as well as a top notch training room that includes all of the best medical equipment needed.
Tons of accolades, trophies, honors, and notable achievements are also displayed prominently throughout the complex.
The above video is of offensive line coach Brian Ferentz speaking about an area of the building; an important hallway, actually. The hallway is comprised of the week by week schedule for Iowa this upcoming season, as well as other honors on the other wall recognizing academic all-americans. The hallway has glass windows along the side that shows off an excellent view of the top-notch weight room.
Take a look inside the new complex, and also stay tuned for more videos and photos of the new Iowa Hawkeyes Football facility.