Penn State is planning a $12 million renovation of the Lasch Football Building that features an expansion of the locker room and equipment room, upgrades to the head coach’s office, staff meeting rooms, nutrition bar, and increased branding throughout the facility.
According to StateCollege.com, the plans for the renovations are looking at recent renovations at places like Oregon, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State as “precedent facilities” to mimic in their design. Those facilities are highly regarded among the top tier of football facilities in the country and include digital nameplates, video walls, and some of the best branding examples in college football.
“Coach Franklin has requested this be a top tier facility in the country,” a document that was submitted to the office of Physical Plan reads, according to the StateCollege.com piece.
“The millennial generation is very different from previous generations. They have grown up with a camera in their face. They do not know life without the internet. To be successful at a high level it is important PSU consider upgrading the entire facility. This will allow PSU to communication your story in a meaningful and memorable way to recruit and parents, student-athletes, donors, alumni, faculty and staff. When you walk through the doors you will clearly understand the vision, the standard of excellence and the unique culture.”
Below is a quick look at a few of the “preferred renderings” that the program is currently considering. See more via the full piece here.
The project is set to begin in December of 2015, with completion tentatively set for June of 2016.