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.
Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Renovation finished in: 2003
Renovation Cost: $111 million
OU began a four-phase renovation project in 2002, which, among other things, expanded capacity by more than 7,600, added suites and replaced all seats.
Everest Indoor Training Center
Opened in: 2002
Size: 100,975 square feet
Cost: $12 million
This facility features a full-size field, a complete scoreboard and simulated stadium lighting. Also part of the structure is the 4,600-square-foot Roy Williams Strength & Speed Complex, a complement to the Siegfried Strength & Speed Complex used by all sports. It is named after the former Sooner All-American who helped fund the facility with a $100,000 gift.
Barry Switzer Center
Renovated in: 2009
Size: 78,756 square feet
Cost: $15 million (part of “Phase IV” of master plan to upgrade Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and football facilities)
Renovations to the facility adjacent to the stadium included an expanded 9,000-square-foot locker room with a players' lounge, hydrotherapy pools and widened lockers with charging stations for mobile devices. Also improved were the equipment room, team meeting room and athletic training space. The Siegfried Strength & Speed Complex is also inside the Switzer Center.
Stoops and Castiglione have hinted in recent weeks that more renovations are coming to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Castiglione just isn't ready to elaborate, yet.
“We're thinking of ways to make it better,” Castiglione said. “We just haven't announced it yet.”