The Ohio State Buckeyes Practice Facility Is Out Of This World | Videos

A Video Tour Of The Woody Hayes Athletic CenterOn December 28, number four-ranked Oklahoma takes on number one LSU, followed by number three Clemson battling number two Ohio State, in the two games that make up this season’s College Football Playoff Semifinal. The winners of these respective matchups will then compete for the national championship, January 13, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Two weeks ahead of these epic final four contests, LSU is listed as a heavy favorite, with OSU entering as a slight favorite via SBD against the defending champs from Clemson.

The second ranked Buckeyes have long been one of college football’s great powers, thanks to a history that features eight national titles, seven Heisman Trophy winners and an incredible 38 Big Ten championships. This year alone, the boys from Columbus have three players on the AP First Team All-American list, with Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Wyatt Davis all making the cut.

One of the reasons for Ohio State’s long-standing run of gridiron success involves the incredible quality of their practice facility and football headquarters.

One-mile northwest of 103,000-seat Ohio Stadium sits the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Located in close proximity to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and the Jack Nicklaus Museum, the 32-year-old Hayes Center recently underwent a $7.8 million renovation, on the heels of a $21.5 million expansion in 2005 and a $2.5 million effort in 2014.

The current version of the Buckeye football HQ features 100,000-square-feet of offices and meeting rooms, the football locker-room and indoor practice field, as well as the team’s training and weight spaces. The weight room alone is a whopping 13,000-square-feet, with a second floor cardio area coming in at 1,800-square-feet.

A separate 42,000-square-foot players lounge comes equipped with a full service kitchen and nutrition area, along with a barber shop, basketball court, golf simulator, Pop-A-Shot, arcade, pool table, movie theater, green screen, float tanks, sauna, cryogenic chamber and sleep pods.

One of the great showpieces of the out-of-this-world training space is the building’s entry lobby, which beautifully showcases the incredible tradition of Ohio State Buckeyes football. This zone includes a lighted championship wall, a separate wall noting the school’s many current NFL players, along with a prominent display of the program’s ample trophy collection.

If all this seems too good to be true, check out the below video tour of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. This facility is not to be believed.