An important factor of every college football team’s success is having a good locker room. The locker room is where players prepare for their game, get their focus and are being inspired by their coaches. Locker rooms are always a part of the decision for new new recruits when choosing a university. Locker rooms are more than just locker rooms and therefore it is no surprise that there are some impressive locker rooms out there in the world of college athletics. Check out our Slamstox Top 10: College Football Locker Rooms.
10. University of Arkansas
The Razorbacks opened the $40 million Fred W. Smith Football Center in 2013 and the new locker room is amazing. The Arkansas Football locker room holds 113 individual lockers. All the lockers are provided with illuminated Arkansas letters lining each row of lockers. The locker room is also connected to a player lounge with pool tables and video games, as well as the team’s treatment areas and practice facilities.
9. University of Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish recently renovated their football locker room in 2017. The locker room is not as overdone as the other locker rooms but is still impressive. It uses the university’s classis Catholic School look with some modern details. The locker room includes some nice materials and giant flat screen televisions built into the walls. However, the biggest addition is a massive lounge where players can relax after practice and game days. There is a true sports spirit to find in this locker room.
8. The Ohio State University
The Ohio State Football locker room is a catch for the eye. The room is filled with shiny state-of-the-art steel and scarlet lockers as well as an illuminated waterfall. The locker room is also located in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, so athletes have easy access to the strength training center, hydrotherapy pools, the lounge area, and the barber shop.
7. Florida State University
FSU’s locker room is a futuristic and modern locker room. The huge room contains some statues of old Seminole legends. These statues are there to inspire players and to keep traditions alive. There are some illuminated letters spelling out ‘Florida State Seminoles’ on the ceiling. The locker rooms are provided with some impressive materials and technologies. Each locker has a clean wood finish and contains built-in iPad and charging ports. Connected to the locker room is a player lounge with pool tables, ping pong tables, flat screen televisions, an arcade, and a mini movie theater. All to make the players more comfortable.
6. University of Alabama
Alabama Football has an impressive history which matches its locker room. They recently renovated the locker room and it looks quite impressive. The massive room holds 137 expanded lockers with personal lock boxes and power outlets. There are also big screen television and a huge Alabama logo in the middle of the room. The room is connected to a player lounge with an arcade, hydrotherapy rooms, meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art weight room.
5. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NFL player and Nebraska alum, Ndamukong Suh, donated 2.6 million dollars to the Husker Football program. One of the things they used the money for is the locker room. The room contains 123 individualized lockers made of wood. The wood creates a very relaxing atmosphere in the locker room. Each locker has a small plasma television built into the exterior and comes with an iPad. The room is connected to a lounge with big screen televisions, video games and pool tables. Lastly, there is the wall of greatness that pays tribute to Nebraska players.
4. University of Oregon
As you probably know, one of Oregon’s alumni is Phil Knight. Thanks to him, University of Oregon has a nice locker room. The impressive locker room contains 121 keypad activated lockers and a lounge area with Ferrari seats. It might be over-the-top, but their locker rooms are ventilated. It makes sure their equipment always smells fresh. The bathroom has Italian marble floors. The locker room is located in the Oregon football complex. Players have easy access to the protein and juice bar, flat screen televisions with gaming consoles, treatment, and massage rooms, and much more.
3. University of Texas – Austin
The Longhorns recently spent about 7 million dollars on their new football locker room. The room includes features like a glowing Longhorn logo on the ceiling and the walls, a wall paying tribute to alumni in the NFL and a giant video board. The lockers rooms need the most attention. Each ventilated locker contains storage bins, glove hooks with longhorn logos cut into them, a cooling fan to dry helmets, USB ports, and a 43-inch monitor that displays player stats and highlights. Every athlete dreams about a locker room like this.
2. Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Football by far has one of the coolest looking locker rooms in college sports. The Aggies spent $32 million improving the Bright Football Complex. Each player gets a ventilated locker with a screen displaying their stats and highlights. There are screens everywhere and the walls are lined with LED lighting that creates a futuristic effect. There is even a place with three monitors where players can get their haircut as they watch television. Each sink in the bathroom has a television screen, and the showers have marble floors and walls. In addition, there is an Adidas fitting room, a player lounge with video games, and the locker room is connected to hydrotherapy rooms.
1. Clemson University
The Clemson Football locker room is more than impressive. The room is massive and contains a large lounge space in the middle. Recently, the Tigers built an entirely new football facility that cost 55 million dollars. Connected to Clemson’s locker room are hydrotherapy rooms, a state-of-the-art weight room, an outdoor basketball court, a mini-golf course, a bowling alley, a player’s lounge, barber shop, a slide, and a nap room. You could basically live here. To inspire players, they have their formula to excellence written on the walls.