Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio may not be well-known for his tweeting, but on Thursday, he gave his follows quite the unexpected treat.
Dantonio took to twitter to showcase the Spartans’ new players locker room in all its renovated glory, and the tweet was certainly enjoyed by many fans.
Earlier this year, former Michigan State superstar and longtime NFL player, Flozell Adams, announced that he was going to fund the locker room renovation with a $1.5 million donation and asked that the new facility be named after his departed mother, Rachel, in her memory. It was just announced last week that Flozell would be inducted into the Spartans Hall of Fame during one of the Fall games this season.
Michigan State Athletics officials also released updated artists renditions of what the north end of the Stadium will look like once the construction is finally complete on the new players and media facility. Work and planning has been going on at the stadium’s north end for well over a year now.
Many had argued that with the Spartans’ new level of national success, they needed to update their facilities in order to not only continue to draw crowds to the stadium, but, and perhaps more importantly, to keep top recruits interested in the coming to Michigan State well into the future.
While nearly everyone who attends Spartan Stadiums for the games will never see the locker rooms, one thing that will stand out is the incredible amount of work done at the north end zone. Michigan State athletic director, Mark Hollis, told MLive.com that he was truly excited to see the renovations come to life.
“It looks great. (I’m) excited about the opening of the north end zone because it has a positive impact on so many different people that are a part of athletics including student athletes, donors, fans and officials,” Hollis said in a text message. “Nearly everyone that is part of Spartan Saturdays.
“The facility is one that will be used every day. It connects to the Red Cedar and historic part of our campus in an amazingly positive way. Greg Ianni and everyone that was involved in the design exceeded expectations.”
The dedication for the opening of the new two-story facility at the north end is currently-scheduled for Aug. 25, just four days before MSU opens its season against Jacksonville State. Flozell Adams expects to tour the facility around this time, as well.
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