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Facilities: UPMC Sports Performance Complex

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The UPMC Sports Performance Complex is the finest and most complete football practice facility in the country.

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, it has everything a football player could ever need or want to reach his highest potential.

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SPORTS MEDICINE
The Pitt football team has direct access to the finest sports medicine care in the world. The complex features a 40,000-square-foot clinical, teaching and research facility, and a 125,000-square-foot indoor center for rehabilitation. Physicians and orthopaedic surgeons see patients on-site. The center has private examination rooms, on-site digital x-ray units and a wide-bore MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) unit designed specifically for the types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries commonly seen at the center. The diagnostic imaging equipment is filmless and is instantly accessible on-site via computerized web-based images that can be stored as well as clearly transmitted for consultation anywhere in the world.

The center's 6,000-square-foot physical therapy and rehabilitation area is fully equipped for physical therapists and athletic trainers to direct specific types of injury rehabilitation. The physical therapy and rehab area also has a 25-by-30-foot therapeutic pool and a functional gym providing athletes with functional assessment of their rehabilitation progress with their therapist on-site.

PRACTICE FIELDS
The Panthers have two outdoor grass practice fields at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex. Both fields have lighting, allowing for night workouts. Additionally, the complex's indoor practice facility features a regulation-size FieldTurf field and a four-lane track.

MEETING ROOMS
Each Pitt coach has their own expansive meeting room for their position players complete with state-of-the-art video capabilities. The quarterback meeting area is named the "Dan Marino Room" in honor of the former Pitt quarterback and Pro and College Football Hall of Famer. The dedication was made in 2000 when Marino returned to his alma mater for a special ceremony honoring his retirement following 17 record-breaking seasons in the NFL.

LOCKER ROOMS
Pitt's locker room features 115 spacious lockers which are personalized for each player and a lounge area.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT
The recently refurbished Hearst Academic Center for Student-Athletes features a computer lab and student reference library. It is staffed by academic counselors to help the Panthers reach their highest potential in the classroom.

WEIGHT ROOM
The Pitt weight room is furnished with the very latest in strength and conditioning equipment. The expansive training area is utilized year-round for both offseason and in-season lifting regimens.

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RECOMMENDED ROUTES

From the East via the Pennsylvania Turnpike or I-376:
1: Take Exit 57 (Monroeville / Pittsburgh) and take I-376 West to Pittsburgh to the Glenwood Exit (exit 3A).
2: Turn right at the stop sign then turn left at the traffic light onto 2nd Avenue and get in the right lane.
3: Turn right at the first traffic light onto Hot Metal Street and go across the Hot Metal Bridge.
4: and make the first left onto South Water Street into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
5: The Football Office Duratz Athletic Complex is the third building on your right.

From the North via the Pennsylvania Turnpike or I-279:
1: Take Exit 28 (79 South) and follow 79 South to 579 South to the Liberty Bridge / Monroeville.
2: Follow signs to Monroeville / Oakland, then follow signs to Forbes Avenue / Oakland and at the 3rd light, turn right onto Bates Street.
3: At the bottom of the hill, turn left at the light onto Second Ave and make the next right onto Hot Metal Street.
4: Go across the Hot Metal Bridge and make the first left onto South Water Street into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
5: The Football Office Duratz Athletic Complex is the third building on your right.

From the South (Route 70) and West (Airport):
1: Take 70 East to 79 North toward Pittsburgh.
2: Take 279 North to 376 East (Monroeville), through Fort Pitt Tunnel, 376 bears right, follow signs to the Grant Street Exit past the Smithfield Street Bridge.
3: Turn right onto 1st Avenue and go one block and turn left onto "B" Street and then make a right onto 2nd Avenue.
4: Follow 2nd Avenue (2.1 miles) to Hot Metal Street and make a right onto Hot Metal Street and go across the Hot Metal Bridge.
5: Make the first left onto South Water Street into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex and the Football Office Duratz Athletic Complex is the third building on your right.

From 5th Avenue in Oakland:
1: From 5th Avenue turn left onto McKee Place and stay in the right lane and cross over Forbes Avenue.
2: Follow McKee Place and make a right turn onto Bates Street and follow it to the bottom of the hill (2nd Avenue).
3: At 2nd Avenue turn left at the traffic light and get in the right lane and turn right at the first traffic light onto Hot Metal Street.
4: Go across the Hot Metal Bridge and make the first left onto South Water Street into the UPMC Sports Performance Complex.
5: The Football Office Duratz Athletic Complex is the third building on your right.