Jaguars' rebuilt facilities pretty plush

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.

Wet areas:

  • European spa with steam and dry sauna areas.

  • Plank tiles and stacked stone limousine wall tile.

  • Illuminated mirrors.

  • Individual toilet rooms with European-style lavatories.

  • Two self-contained waterfalls with logo in plunge pool area.

  • Elevated hot and cold plunge pools.

Equipment room:

  • 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.