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College football: A look at Alabama's new football facilities

Oklahoman Modified: August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am •  Published: August 25, 2013

Newest addition: Upgrades to players' facility

Completed in: 2013

Size: 30,000 square feet

Cost: $9 million (funds also used in renovation of weight room)

The best college football team in America still needs to consistently upgrade its home, which is why Alabama rolled out a revamped players' facility earlier this summer.

There's the renovated locker room, featuring 137 stainless steel lockers (with two power plugs for mobile devices) and a common area in the middle with couches and a giant TV monitor.

And the players' lounge — which is appropriately dubbed the “Captains' Lounge,” because captains will be responsible for keeping it clean — with three 70-inch TVs, ping pong, foosball and billiard tables, a pinball machine, video game consoles and a mini movie theater.

And the new meeting space, which includes a two-story, theater-style room that seats more than 200 and eight rooms for individual position groups.

Don't forget the nutrition bar, where staff member Amy Bragg will teach cooking classes, and Gatorade dispensers throughout the facility.

And, yes, the new hydrotherapy room is home to four now-infamous waterfalls that pour into one of its pools that can be used as a hot or cold tub.

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