Alabama's locker room will have a waterfall

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 18, 2013

Posted by: Chris Vannini on June 18, 2013

Alabama has been undergoing a $9 million renovation of its football facilities, but one of the final stages might be the most wild.

There will be some sort of waterfall in the locker room. You heard that right.

The news first came out when new quarterback commit David Cornwell tweeted, "That waterfall in Bama's locker room is about to be legit! C'mon who has a waterfall.. No one!" then reached out to the school to confirm, and the water will come from near the hot and cold tubs and showers on the first floor of the facility. The renovations also include new lockers and meeting rooms. No word about a "Beat Auburn" sign like Auburn's "Beat Bama" wall.

I have a few questions that will probably be answered. Is the waterfall loud? Will Nick Saban be able to scream over its noise? Will its soothing effects help players relax? Is the water drinkable? Can you stick your head in it? Because that's always fun.

In February, Alabama's new weight room was opened, which included a staffed smoothie bar.

They say the rich get richer, and Alabama is looking to make sure its dynasty doesn't end.

Below is a tour of the weight room from February.



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