Photos: Ohio State’s Football Facility Is Getting A $2.5 Million Facelift, Adding A Water Wall Outside Locker Room

The Ohio State football program’s practice facility is getting a facelift. The Woody Hayes Athletic Center is being renovated at the cost of $2.5 million and construction is underway. There will be a renovated 10,000 sq. ft. locker room, new practice fields, and, of course, a water wall. 

Members of the media were invited to tour the facility today: 

The project is set to take two months. Also on the list of new additions are HDTVs, a player lounge, and a nutrition area. The water wall, potentially inspired by Alabama, will bisect the new locker room from the therapy lodge. 

Having an up-scale practice facility is becoming increasingly important for programs. Oregon recently constructed a behemoth of a building at the cost of $68 million. The Ducks Hatfield-Dowlin Complex looks more like a headquarters for a tech company than it does a training center for football. 

Since 2001, Ohio State has reportedly spent $250 million on facility upgrades for football. 

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Andrew Holleran is an editor at College Spun.