On Tuesday, during the second week of preseason camp, the Kansas football team got its first glimpse at the newly renovated weight room and locker room that they will call home.
Construction to renovate the Anderson Family Football Complex started earlier this year and the Jayhawks worked throughout the offseason with a makeshift weight room in their indoor facility and in old locker rooms.
Judging by their reaction to the new digs, the wait was worth it.
The new weight room is a 15,000-square-foot facility with two new video boards, all new equipment, turf (gray instead of green) and audio systems. It also features an emphasis on the world of sports science and its important to the athletes.
The locker room also got a makeover, with brand new, state-of-the-art lockers for each player, which feature reclining capabilities, extensive storage and maximum air flow throughout the space. The locker room is basically in the same spot as the old one but the space was reimagined to create more room for the players and for additional lockers to accommodate the size of the roster.
Before the project began, KU AD Travis Goff said that head coach Lance Leipold made it clear to the administration that one of his top priorities with the entire stadium project was for something to be done today so the players who are here and who have been a part of building the momentum for this recent turnaround can benefit from at least some of the changes that are being made before they're no longer a part of the program.
Here's a look at the newly renovated spaces, along with a couple of Kansas Athletics videos of the reaction from the players.
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