Oklahoma football: A look at the recent facilities upgrades, what's next at OU

Oklahoman Modified: August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am •  Published: August 25, 2013
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Newest addition: Headington Hall

Opened in: July 2013

Size: 230,000 square feet

Cost: $75 million

Frequently called a “game-changer” by athletic director Joe Castiglione and coach Bob Stoops, Headington Hall is a state-of-the-art dorm located near the heart of campus that will house student-athletes across all sports.

The housing facility features apartment-style two- and four-bedroom units with private bathrooms. Other amenities include a dining facility (named after former Heisman winner Sam Bradford, who donated $500,000 to the project), movie theater, game room, several computer labs and study rooms and ample space for team meetings and conferences. It's expected to be a major recruiting tool because of the comfort and convenience it will provide incoming athletes — the classic “all-under-one-roof” tagline.

“I think at this point, it stands alone in its uniqueness, its sustainability, its services to the students who live here and use it on a daily basis,” Castiglione said.

The residence hall will be fully funded and operated by the athletic department, but the general student population will make up 51 percent of its 380 residents in order to satisfy NCAA rules.

Other highlights

Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Renovation finished in: 2003

Capacity: 82,112


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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