The Ohio State football program has received another upgrade.
The newly renovated football locker rooms at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center cost $2.5 million, an OSU spokesman confirmed to The Lantern.
According to pictures tweeted out by coach Urban Meyer, the futuristic looking locker room features leather couches, multiple flat screen TV’s in a lounging area and above lockers to go along with a functioning water wall.
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014
Media availability to the locker rooms will be scheduled for a date next week an OSU spokesman told The Lantern.
According to an OSU spokesman, the locker room project was completed on time as it was scheduled to be finished prior to the start of fall camp which is set to begin Aug. 4.
The locker room renovation is not the first improvement made for the OSU football program this offseason.
$13.7 million was invested into Ohio Stadium this offseason, which is set to add 2,600 additional seats and permanent lighting to the stadium as well as a new field turf among other improvements.
In a May interview, associate athletic director for facilities operations Don Patko said the stadium renovations were set to be completed by Aug. 14. On July 7, OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said the project was on schedule and within the budget.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Navy Midshipmen Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., before showing off the new amenities at Ohio Stadium in the home opener against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
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