Florida State University continues to revamp its football program under head coach Jimbo Fisher. Last year FSU built a new indoor practice facility, The Al Dunlap Practice Athletic Training Facility, a 15-million dollar field house that allows the team to practice even in inclement weather.
This off-season, the team will revamp it’s locker room and meeting rooms.
Per a Florida State release:
“What we wanted to do was take the momentum of this year with the national championship and incorporate some of these ideas we had to redo the stuff the players and staff use every day,” director of football operations Mark Robinson said. “Every day they use the locker room, they use the meeting room space, and coaches’ offices. So what we wanted to do was come in and completely redesign all that area and rejuvenate it.”
Added Monk Bonasorte: “Our facilities are out-dated and with a national championship comes expectations.”
In light of this news, I’d definitely be inclined to say that this was the #IgnitionTradition news that FSU was alluding to yesterday. Jimbo Fisher has always come off as a bit of a purist in regards to FSU tradition. He’s in favor of giving the facilities a facelift — but given his tendency to wax nostalgic about FSU’s tradition and the fact the Seminoles have been seen in nothing but their traditional home and away uniforms since he took over — I’d wager he’s probably not in favor of anything too drastic.
Like a logo change.
And even though Fisher isn’t the AD, his word pull a lot of weight and football is the breadwinner at FSU.
The renovations will begin in mid-April and will be completed by the start of the next football season.
Check below for a video featuring artist renderings of Florida State’s new facilities.
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