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Volume 26 No. 209
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New LSU Football Locker Room Includes Pods With Sleep Space

LSU football got a new locker room as part of the athletic department's "newest renovation project," and the design is a "spin on the traditional locker," according to Brooks Kubena of the Baton Rouge ADVOCATE. Designers and team management "opted for a room with dedicated space for each player that looks more like a first class pod on an airplane." Each pod has a "chair that folds out into a bed, storage space, an iPad holder to watch film and more." The nearly $23M renovation project includes the "addition of nearly 25,000 square feet, with a new training room, offices, locker room, players lounge and cafeteria" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 7/22). The locker room was designed by K.C.-based HNTB Architecture. Helmet storage, "more charging ports and personal safes are located above the players, including ports to charge devices in helmets that provide data to LSU coaches and support staff" (CBSSPORTS.com, 7/21).