The state-of-the-art training facility, which includes the Duratz Athletic Complex, features expansive training rooms, team meeting and film-viewing rooms, weight rooms and dining facilities. It additionally houses coaching and administrative staff offices as well as the Panthers' academic support personnel. In short, the Duratz Athletic Complex has everything a football player could ever need or want to reach his potential!
The Panthers football team has direct access to the finest sports medicine care in the world. The complex features a 35,000-square-foot clinical, teaching and research facility and a 100,000-square-foot indoor center for patient rehabilitation. Physicians and orthopedic surgeons will see patients on-site. Additionally, the patient facility has a therapeutic pool, complete radiology and laboratory services, and a high-tech motion analysis lab to assess the extent of injury and recovery.
Housed in the Duratz Athletic Complex, Pittsburgh's Hall of Fame is a shrine that pays homage to the Panthers' storied football past. From the Heisman Trophy won by Tony Dorsett in 1976 to glass encased lockers of legendary Panthers players, the Hall of Fame is full of memorabilia from a proud and rich tradition.
Each Pitt coach has his own expansive meeting room for their positional players complete with state-of-the-art video capabilities. The quarterback meeting area is named the "Dan Marino Room" in honor of the former Panthers quarterback and Hall of Famer. The dedication was made in November 2000 when Marino returned to his alma mater for a special ceremony honoring his retirement from the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have access to three practice fields at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. The Panthers have two outdoor grass fields with lighting, which allow for night workouts. Additionally, the complex's indoor practice facility features a three-lane track and FieldTurf, a revolutionary playing surface that provides all of the safety and playing characteristics of natural grass.
Pittsburgh's locker room features 128 spacious lockers which are personalized for each Panthers player.
The Hearst Academic Center for Student-Athletes features a computer lab and student reference library. A full-time academic counselor and graduate assistant are on hand to help the Panthers reach their highest potential in the classroom.
The Panthers' spacious weight room is furnished with the very latest in training equipment and is utilized year-round for both offseason and in-season lifting regimens.