Problem:The WVU Football Locker Room recently underwent a huge expansion going from 5,625 square feet to approximately 11,125 square feet. Reflecting the new direction of Head Coach Neil Brown, while providing a much needed upgrade for the players and staff, the vision for the new Locker Room was focused on enhancing the openness of the center meeting space to allow for entire team meetings, offensive team meetings and defensive team meetings – all in one space. WVU also wanted to create a quite area featuring anti-gravity chairs and sleep pods where both the players and staff can unwind, relax and even nap before practice or between classes. The new players lounge needed to provide stimulation and games for the players to bow off some steam. “This is a big push by our administration to show that we’re all-in on building not only championship teams but a championship program.” Neil Brown said during an August 8th interview with WVUSports.com.
Solution: Having worked with the majority of the WVU athletic programs year after year, DreamSeat was thrilled to be working with them on this huge project and to see their view vision through. Creating a space that would both enhance openness while giving the ability to create smaller team meeting areas was an exciting challenge and achieved by using a mix of recliners, sofas and sectionals while the WVU quite area features the DreamSeat anti-gravity recliners. We rounded out the new players lounge with a mix of recliners and seating so players and staff can enjoy watching each other shoot hoops, play pool and just unwind. DreamSeat was also able to provide furniture for the WVU team barbershop proudly displaying the Flying WV logo and Mountaineer wordmark. As with many collegiate athletic lounges, DreamSeat understood the need to provide WVU with durable furniture that will withstand years of celebrations while fulfilling Coach Browns vision and team direction. This impressive addition creates a welcoming space for current player, recruits, alumni and donors while enhancing the program’s mission to build a championship program.