Aug 17, 2015Inside K-State Football’s New Home
When the Kansas State University football team arrived on campus for preseason camp the first week of August, the players were treated to their first tour of their new $65 million home away from home. What the Wildcats saw inside the new 132,000 square-foot Vanier Family Football Complex inspired many an ooh and ah.
Among the most technologically and architecturally advanced athletic facilities in the country, K-State’s new football building boasts a number of high-end amenities. While many, such as a football-shaped locker room that’s twice the size of their old one and an in-house barber shop, are designed to make players more comfortable, there is as much function as there is fashion.
For example, the 18,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center features a built-in plyometric ramp. Fueling, recovery, and rehab were also emphasized as the center boasts a nutrition center and a sports medicine facility equipped with the latest and greatest in hydrotherapy and recovery pools.
“It is a great day for K-State as the beautiful new Vanier Family Football Complex is operational and open for our football staff and student-athletes,” athletic director John Currie said in a release announcing that players and coaches had moved in.