Alabama's jaw-dropping new weight room

By on February 4, 2013
Alabama's new weight room.

Alabama’s new weight room. Photo courtesy @mtinney43

As if Nick Saban needed any more recruiting advantages, Alabama has just completed construction on a new weight room and it is, to say the least, impressive.

The photo above, which was tweeted by Crimson Tide walk-on linebacker Matt Tinney, has caused quite a stir around the internet.

Funding for the project was just approved in August and construction was fast-tracked to be completed in January – just in time for Signing Day.

The new two-story facility is 34,495-square foot and cost $9.1 million.

“When people come to Alabama, they expect to see the best,” Saban said in June. “We should always strive to have the best. As long as we have the resources and we can provide the best for our student-athletes, that’s what we should do in all sports.”

The new facility replaces Alabama’s current, 22,000 square-foot weight room, which is less than 10 years old. For comparison sake, a photo of the old weight room is below.

(Photo: Alabama Athletics)

(Photo: Alabama Athletics)