Oregon football: Ducks unveil Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center

The Oregon football program has done it again. On Thursday, the Ducks officially unveiled their brand new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center which will combine “sports performance, sports science, sports medicine and technology.”

When you walk into the facility, you are welcomed by the images of past Oregon greats, including, yes, Marcus Mariota himself.

From the release:

Entering from the west, student-athletes walk into a trophy lobby that is a stunning tribute to the Sports Performance Center’s namesake. Trophies for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Maxwell Award and Manning Award reside in the lobby. One wall has a remarkable transparent LED flat screen television that alternately shows highlights of Marcus Mariota, and then reveals a shadowbox with memorabilia of his from Hawaii. There is also a playful illustration of a Pacific Ocean scene, complete with the Duck on a surfboard.

This inspiring entrance leads to the junction under a new skylight at the heart of the MMSPC, where innovations and applied science truly become the focus for Oregon’s student-athletes. Remarkable technology and efficiency of space in the 30,000 square-foot renovation are two of the most impressive byproducts of the MMSPC construction.

As you would expect, the state-of-the-art facility is mind-blowing.

“The goal of this project was to create one space where we could utilize the most state-of-the-art technology to improve student-athlete wellness and emphasize our commitment to the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens.

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of Phil and Penny Knight, we now have a world-class facility that is going to take the student-athlete experience at the University of Oregon to a level not previously seen anywhere on the collegiate level.”

With an incredible and breathtaking design, the Ducks once again hit this one out of the park.

The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center is ahead of its time and will just be the latest standout facility can use to its recruiting advantage.

Check out more photos from the official Oregon Football Twitter account below:

Additional photos can be seen on Oregon’s official website.

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Photo Credit: Oregon Athletics