Atlanta Falcons will expand, renovate training facilities in Flowery … – Chattanooga Times Free Press

June 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
by The Associated Press
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — After scoring poorly on a players’ union survey, the Atlanta Falcons announced a major renovation of their suburban training facility Wednesday.
Construction will begin early next month, just weeks before the start of training camp, on a two-story strength and conditioning center on the south side of the existing main facility in Flowery Branch, about 45 miles northeast of Atlanta. The team’s headquarters and training grounds have been there since 2000 but were previously in Suwanee.
The expansion, which will allow for a seamless open-air transition from the workout areas to the outside practice fields, will include a second-floor mezzanine with a focus on equipment for cardiovascular exercise. In addition, the dining area will be renovated and expanded.
The Falcons ranked 23rd out of 32 teams in a facilities’ survey conducted by the NFL Players Association.
“Many player respondents expressed a consistent complaint about not having enough room in multiple parts of their facility as they go through their workday,” the union wrote in its report. “This feedback of players being too ‘crammed’ focused on the cafeteria, locker room and weight room.”
The second phase of the project, beginning after the 2023 season and set for completion ahead of training camp in 2024, will expand the locker room. It will more than double the size of that area, making room for 90 lockers while adding significant space to the equipment room along with the areas for coaches and staff.
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