- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Jaguars lived out of a supplementary locker room during organized team activities and minicamp while their main locker room was redone. The three-month project is now finished.
The team says “the ambitious construction schedule included complete demolition of the area followed by an aggressive build-in that included ductwork, ceilings, drywall, tile, carpeting and new lockers.”
Players now occupy first-rate space at EverBank Field.
Details from the team on the new office space for players:
Lockers were manufactured in Nebraska and made of wenge, a dark tropical timber with dimensional stability often used for archery bows and musical instruments.
An equipment ventilation system integrated into each locker.
Eighty-four permanent lockers with computer work stations and custom locker chairs.
LED hang rods in each locker.
Twenty full HD LED display screens ranging from 42 to 80 inches.
Crestron matrix control and distribution system for Comcast, Apple TV, Blu-ray and other computer sources.
Eighteen QCS full-range loudspeakers with four high-powered subwoofers, 11 distributed speakers.
Total sound system of 41,600 watts.
Two other areas got major upgrades as well.
European spa with steam and dry sauna areas.
Plank tiles and stacked stone limousine wall tile.
Individual toilet rooms with European-style lavatories.
Two self-contained waterfalls with logo in plunge pool area.
Elevated hot and cold plunge pools.
State-of-the-art space-saver storage and organization system.
Expanded laundry area with additional washer and dryer facilities.
Large stainless-steel equipment work table.
Audio and video controls for locker room sound and TV screens.
Office space for equipment staff.
In all, the rebuilt area covers 10,000 feet of space where players spend a big share of their time. Call it window dressing if you like, but state-of-the-art stuff like this has a major positive bearing on mood and morale, and when you’re trying to build a team up under a new owner and new coaching staff, upgraded mood and morale are not insignificant ingredients.