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Project Spotlight: Texas A&M University – Bright Football Complex

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

JonesDBR is pleased to have worked with Populous on the extensive renovations to the Bright Football Complex. Home of the Texas A&M Football program, the Bright Complex sits in the south end zone of Kyle Field and gives the Aggies the premier facility of its kind in the country to call their own. The renovations modernize the entire complex and create the most forward-thinking, technologically advanced football training facility in collegiate athletics.

The renovations encompass more than 36,000 square feet of space, providing Texas A&M with a premier football training facility and accommodating the diverse needs associated with recruiting, daily training, and game day. Critical to the renovations is the integration of innovative technology systems – including programmable LED media displays in the locker room and player corridor – as well as high-impact, custom graphics tailored to tell the story of Texas A&M Football. The latest technology and lighting systems are in use, allowing for a dynamic transformation from day-to-day training mode to a high-impact recruiting mode.

The renovations include custom seating for Hagner Auditorium, where the team conducts daily meetings. An Adidas uniform display space with a window wall features a touch-screen video interface that includes equipment specs and uniform highlights. Meeting rooms were updated with the latest in film analysis and video technology, custom seating, and more. The highlight of the new Sports Medicine area is the hydrotherapy pool, which features both hot and cold areas, eight HDTVs mounted inside the walls, a high-impact lighting system, and a ceiling-to-floor water wall.

The locker room, the signature component of the renovation, includes a high-impact experience unlike anything else in collegiate athletics. It features charging stations within each locker, individual helmet displays, a custom perforated metal ceiling, and two frameless LED screens on each locker that will display information about players, daily motivational content and can serve as a ribbon board with the ability to continuously transform the environment. Each locker features vacuum and ventilation systems located underneath the helmet, shoulder pad, and cleat storage areas. LED TVs are embedded into the mirrors of each sink station inside the bathroom area.