The Iowa Hawkeyes football program has moved into their new Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center. It's their new football complex that an excess of 55 million dollars was spent on. It is a building that was constructed off increased convenience and functionality.
Everything is right there at the players and coaches' disposal. The weight room, locker room, position meeting rooms, training room, team lounge, team meeting room, indoor practice facility, and eating area are all in the same building and in close proximity. It's all tied together and also near the outdoor practice fields and Kinnick Stadium. They've taken inconvenient travel out of the equation and given the players and coaches more equipment and tools necessary for optimal performance.
We've shown many areas of the new complex, but the video above shows the team meeting room and team lounge.
The meeting room is where Kirk Ferentz or other Iowa staff members can address the team as a whole. There's a projector at the front of the room where they can dissect film, seating for the whole roster, and a way for a coach can get in front of the entire squad to speak to them.
The team lounge is an area where players can hang out in their down time. There's a pool table, multiple televisions, video game consoles, areas to eat, and a kitchen to prepare food. It's an all purpose room that coaches also use in recruiting functions. The concept is used by many programs throughout the country and Iowa has a brand new one with all the gizmos and gadgets needed to enjoy themselves.
Other videos of the new complex are below.