Oregon Ducks' Performance Center Might Be What Heaven Looks Like

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 31, 2013

Photo Credit: GoDucks.com
Photo Credit: GoDucks.com

Now this is a locker room. 

In the simplest of terms, the all-new Football Performance Center located at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium Complex is a place for players to prepare for the football field. 

Looking at the stunning photos made available by GoDucks.com, we are hit with the obvious realization that this place is so much more. 

College football fans are already well aware that this team loves to look good on the field, changing their jerseys as often as most people change their socks. 

But take a gander at their new facility, and you will see that sentiment translates to the locker room. 

The 145,000-square-foot facility features an ornate courtyard that has a plaque with the names of past lettermen, but things really get cooking in the lobby. 

No, you aren't in some future shopping mall, but the lobby of the slickest performance center in college football. 

We all love to look at each audacious iteration of the Ducks' uniforms and, with that in mind, there is a mini-museum to that exact end. GoDucks.com states the "row of miniature 'maquettes' illustrates Oregon's uniforms over the years."

The lobby also includes trophies on display and a special "ring room" to show off all that bowl bling, but we really enjoy where the players are reminded to, "Eat your enemies."

Nothing like a little figurative cannibalism to get the digestive enzymes going. 

Finally, we get to the actual locker room, which should only enhance your jealousy. 

If you want to get cleaned up after practice, there is an on-site barber giving haircuts at student rates. 

Ever chanted something in the bathroom in the hopes something creepy would appear? Well, that's dumb and never works. However, the coaches have televisions inside their mirrors, so that's something. 

The aptly named war room looks like an actual presidential war room. I'm not sure if the coaches are breaking down tape or ready to send in troops to some unnamed location. 

Who wants to work out when you can just sit back and take in all the beauty that is this sweet gym?

You need to head over to GoDucks.com to really appreciate the various theaters available to the team, the head coach's office that overlooks the practice field and the coaches' hydrotherapy pool that looks like it belongs in a resort. 

It remains to be seen if the student athletes will actually want to leave this oasis to play football. 


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