Florida opens Heavener Football Training Center, shares unique features
Florida on Sunday showed off one of the biggest additions for the football program in many years, as the Gators opened the the James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center.
Among the features in the facility is a room with carpet designed like a football field and a projector screen. The Gators can show video of opponents and line up against it in that room.
The 140,000-square foot complex features meeting rooms, locker rooms, a strength and conditioning center, the training room, coaches’ offices and a dining hall and recreation space for all Florida student-athletes. It also features new weight rooms, locker rooms, a rehabilitation facility with hydrotherapy, a cabana-style pool, a recording studio and a barbershop.
The $85 million facility has been a long time coming as the Gators broke ground in June of 2020 on the site of the old Alfred A. McKethan Stadium, the former home of the Florida Gators baseball team before they moved into the new Florida Ballpark for the 2021 season.
Welcome to our new home!
— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) August 14, 2022
— Brock Brames (@BrockBrames) August 14, 2022
Here’s more about the facility that the Gators will enjoy for years to come: