US$ 85M Heavener Center football facility tops off in Florida

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Heavener Center at the University of Florida(UFL), Florida’s Gators new football training complex is set to be opened soon. At long last, the $85 million sports facility has finally topped off after six years of development. The Gators are scheduled to move into the new facility this month, especially since it’s now more or less operational. Although some scattered construction work in certain parts of the building will still continue throughout this month.

The Gators team recently toured the Heavener Center facility and the majority of the players were impressed with the amenities. The team’s offensive lineman, Michael Tarquin said he was certain the facility would enable them to perform at a high level. However, the football team will not be the only focus of the facility, as it also accommodates staff as well. In addition, all the student-athletes at UFL will also have access to the complex.

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Featured amenities at Heavener Center

The new 142,000-foot Heavener Center boasts some of the best sports amenities in the country. Several such amenities include brand-new weight rooms, locker rooms, a rehabilitation facility with hydrotherapy, and a cabana-style pool. 

The team was also particularly excited about the Heavener Center’s sleep-recovery room, which was the idea of Coach Billy Napier. Essentially, this space serves as a sanctuary for players to take naps in between their many obligations. Players will now enjoy access to Sleeping pods, which are intended to provide quality sleep in-house.

Napier said the great thing about the Heavener Center was that all 21 sports at UFL would access the facility. He also said all sports athletes would make use of the inside and outside lounge area, along with the nutrition performance center.

Another key feature of the Heavener Center is the film room which offers more than just rewatching previous game tapes. Besides the standard theater-style seating, it also includes a new feature that hasn’t been seen much across the country. This unique feature is basically a separate space used for projecting a model of the field onto the floor. Using this handy tool enables players to work directly on alignments and positions based on their discussions in the film room.