New decade, new lockers: Tennessee unveils state-of-the-art lockers
In modern college football, if a program doesn’t make a regular change and upgrade to its facilities, it’s a step behind. So Tennessee is doing its part to keep pace after its developed momentum under Jeremy Pruitt with a Gator Bowl victory.
The Vols on Monday unveiled new lockers in the Anderson Training Center locker room. They come from Longhorn Lockers, which has developed similar lockers across college sports and the NFL.
A mock locker for former Tennessee star WR Jauan Jennings was chosen for the unveil, which showed a state-of-the-art locker complete with all the bells and whistles, including a screen display of the player in uniform.
The training center was dedicated in April 2013, and it adjoins the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. It provides UT student-athletes direct access to both the 120-yard indoor football field and Haslam Field, featuring three full outdoor football practice fields.
The lockers are a piece of a major facilities upgrade at Tennessee, most notably at Neyland Stadium.
The schedule of the project is expected to run through 2023. It will cost $180 million but be funded entirely by private contributions.
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