Oregon debuts new facility to media

Oregon debuts new facility to media

It's fancy. It's innovative. It's state-of-the-art. It's Oregon football's newest facility.

Entitled the "Hatfield-Dowlin Complex" after the mothers of Phil and Penny knight, the facility is 145,000 square-feet of bells and whistles equipped to promote efficiency and production.

For an estimated $68 million, the facility features two theater rooms, a barbershop, cafeteria, tributes to NFL Ducks, players lounge, new locker room and much more.

The spaceship-like structure is garnering attention from not only national sports media, but media as well.

For players and media alike, the building amazes.

When asked what he said "wow" about when first entering the building, junior defensive end Tony Washington had plenty of options.

"I said that about a lot of things," he said. "But if I have to pick one thing I'd say our theater. It's like a legit iMax movie theater in there... Ferrari leather seats. I was just amazed."

Sophomore defensive tackle Arik Armstead also believes the building will help in recruiting efforts.

"That's a big factor in recruiting is facilities," he said. "And that's the best facility in the country so I would assume it would."

The building is newest addition exclusively to house the Oregon football program, which used to operate out of the Casanova center.