Facilities upgrades have been a theme at Cal Poly for the past few years.
The baseball program installed a covered batting cage. In addition to a new moniker, Mott Athletics Center received breakaway rims, locker room makeovers and a flashy paint job on the floor.
Now, the Mustangs football program is breaking in some new digs.
Cal Poly players moved into a refurbished locker room on Wednesday that head coach Tim Walsh called the best in the history of the program.
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“It’s a 100 percent upgrade,” Walsh said. “I told our players, there’s never been a Cal Poly football player that’s had a better locker-room experience.”
The university has yet to release the financial details, but the football team’s old locker room was completely remade, including re-done flooring, a fresh paint job and brand new lockers that utilize the space much more economically.
“The lockers are way bigger,” senior defensive tackle Chris Lawrence said, “and we’re actually able to fit more guys in there with bigger lockers.”
Said Walsh: “There’s more room, there’s going to be more space. It’s like when you buy new furniture. That’s what we did. We bought new furniture and painted the living room and made it a nicer place to be, and I think our players are really going to appreciate that fact that they have something that looks first class.”