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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

/articleid/3875491/1/pictures/2187903">Photo - A look at Alabama’s weight room, a two-story facility that includes 20 combination racks. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE TUSCALOOSA (ALA.) NEWS
A look at Alabama’s weight room, a two-story facility that includes 20 combination racks. PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE TUSCALOOSA (ALA.) NEWS

Strength and conditioning facility

Renovated in: 2013

Size: 34,000 square feet

Cost: $9 million

The two-story weight room located in between the Mal A. Moore Athletic Facility and the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility is believed to be the biggest in the nation. And it was built with convenience and functionality in mind. It includes 20 combination racks, which allow athletes to do a wide variety of exercises without moving stations, and clear garage doors that open to the practice field so coaches can watch players in both venues.

Hank Crisp Indoor Facility

Renovated in: 2009

Total size: 97,000 square feet

Renovation cost: Unknown

The facility includes a playing field longer than 130 yards, making it the largest indoor practice field in the nation. Upgrades in 2009 included a new artificial turf and the installation of the Wavecam, which records practice video through an aerial camera that can capture multiple angles while traveling above the play on the field. The facility is also fully air conditioned and heated.

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Expanded in: 2010

New capacity: 101,821

Expansion cost: $65.5 million

The 9,683 seats added in the upper grandstand on the south end zone side made the stadium the fifth-largest in college football.


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