The first phase of FAU’s Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence comprises of 20,000-sq.-ft. of newly renovated, state-of-the-art locker rooms for the FAU Owls football team which include personal nameplates on the lockers, safes for personal belongings featuring charging stations for cell phones and tablets, and vents to keep the equipment cool. Additionally, renovated bathrooms, equipment storage, physical therapy suite and a player’s lounge with flat screen TVs, a kitchen and conference room makes FAU’s football program more appealing to potential recruits. The most complex feature of this renovation is the Hydrotherapy room where student-athletes can soak between three pools: one high-temperature pool and a cold-water plunge for the ultimate hydrotherapy experience. The room’s third pool features an underwater treadmill to support players working hard to get back on their game.
Phase II of the Schmidt Family Complex, currently under construction, will house FAU’s Graduate School of Business executive education programs. A portion of this phase will be built on the ground floor of a parking garage adjacent to FAU’s football stadium and a concourse will connect this space to the stadium.