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Go inside Kentucky football’s new training facility

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The SEC Network’s Clint Stoerner took a tour of the new football facility with Drew Barker and director of recruiting Dan Berezowitz. The video of the tour aired during the Spring Game yesterday.

Berezowitz and Barker discuss all the new things coming and the difference it will have on performance and recruiting. If you haven’t seen it, click here.

The $45 million facility is 90,000 square feet and will be connected to the existing Nutter Indoor Training Facility. It it schedule to open this summer.

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I love the UK logo on the ceiling.

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Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

1 Comment for Go inside Kentucky football’s new training facility



  1. FBtimeintheBG
    6:38 am April 18, 2016 Permalink

    Very cool and exciting! I wish Coach Korem was sticking around one more year to usher in the new facility, but wish him well and think our team was fortunate to have him as long as they did. I’m curious and excited to see the WOW features of this facility. Yes, it is ALL about providing spaces and programs that the team is currently lacking. But it is also a community spot for the team and a HUGE recruiting tool.

    Case in point, watch ESPN’s 5 minute special on TAMU’s Kyle Field reno/expansion. I know they had some $400+ million, and I also know they’re TAMU football. But the coolest features shown in that special seemed relatively inexpensive, yet very innovative. Their football facility/lounge/etc has its own barbershop inside of it! There are also thumb-print readers to access quite a few of the nicer areas. All of the coaches and players thumb-prints are programmed in them. I found it equally fascinating and gimmicky; once you get past the main entrance and layers of lobbies and corridors, do you really need a thumb print to access the nicer areas? No, no you don’t. It’s not like TCU is sneaking past all of that to get to their opponents film room. Instead, I saw it as a strong recruiting move – it gave a sense of community/family, ownership, and responsibility. The young player’s face (when he opened the door with his thumb to chauffeur espn) said it all!

    I have no doubt that just about every single 16-18 year old that goes through that place is awe-struck with having a personal barbershop, and 24/7 “exclusive” access to ammenities. Especially if they happen to come from humble beginnings, to then walking through their next football home like they’re Tony Stark or something. I’m sure OSU and SEC power houses have similar features. We need to keep up, NAY, get out in front! WOW features!!! It doesn’t take all of ~$400 million, just some innovative design. It’s alllll about recruiting right?