South Orange, N.J. -- Seton Hall's commitment to the student-athlete experience continues to shine as the Department of Athletics & Recreation has unveiled its new varsity weight room and film room, which opened for team use last week. Part of the Pride & Excellence Campaign, the new weight room is triple the size of the previous facility, and the film room provides a dedicated space for teams to view scouting video for the first time.
"We continue to make outstanding progress in upgrading our facilities and upgrading the experience we deliver to our student-athletes," Seton Hall Vice President and Director of Athletics Pat Lyons said. "Our new weight room is a first-class facility that will help our teams get bigger, faster and stronger, and our film room is an exciting space for our teams to watch video of themselves and their opponents so they can be better prepared for competition.
"Not only will our new weight room and film room help our current student-athletes, but it will also help our coaching staffs recruit prospective student-athletes. With these two additions, combined with our new academic center, sports medicine center and locker rooms, recruits will see that we have state-of-the-art facilities where they can train, learn, maintain their health and compete for championships."
The new varsity weight room is 7,525 square feet of usable space spread out over four rooms, featuring free weights, platforms, benches and cardio equipment. The amphitheater style team video room is equipped with the latest in projection and surround-sound technology and features 36 custom leather seats.
The Pride & Excellence Campaign has played a key role in contributing to significant improvements within the Richie Regan Athletic Center over the past two years. Within this time frame, Seton Hall Athletics & Recreation Services has opened the Charles W. Doehler Academic Center, the Center for Sports Medicine, the new Varsity Locker Rooms and the newFitness Centerwhile a new LED scoreboard was installed at Owen T. Carroll Field. For more information on the Pride & Excellence Campaign, click here.