The 145,000-square-foot Anderson Training Center houses day-to-day operations for the Tennessee football program.
Tennessee’s football history has been built upon a solid foundation of legendary tradition. It carries this tradition into the future in Anderson Training Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced football training facilities in the country. Tennessee student-athletes enjoy access to the more than 145,000 square-foot megaplex designed for one purpose—to engineer bigger, faster, stronger players who can compete at the highest level every week. This state-of-the-art facility provides everything required to be coached by, cared for, and trained by the absolute best staff in college football.
The facility is named in honor of the leadership support of the Anderson family, including Charlie and Moll Anderson of Knoxville, Terry and Susan Anderson and Charlie Sr. and Hilda Anderson, both of Florence, Alabama.
Charlie is a former student-athlete with the Volunteers football program (1974-76) and served as a Board of Trustees member. He and Moll have been leadership donors to athletics for many years and also have impacted multiple areas of campus with their generosity. Terry also played football at UT, and his son, Carson, also played for the Vols and graduated in December 2012.
Dedicated in April 2013, Anderson Training Center adjoins the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. It provides UT student-athletes direct access to both the 120-yard indoor football field and Haslam Field, featuring three full outdoor football practice fields.
The Tennessee football staff occupies offices — equipped with the latest technology and wired with fiber-optics to instantaneously deliver game and practice film — that overlook the south end zone of the Robert E. White Indoor Field, which is 120 yards from end to end and features familiar Tennessee gameday imagery— the “Power T” midfield logo and UT’s world-famous checkerboard end zones. When the beautiful Tennessee skies give way to inclement weather, practices go on, uninterrupted, under one roof.
Team meetings take place in first-class surroundings. Designed as a working amphitheater, the impressive Jonathan Wyatt Team Meeting Room accommodates 165 Tennessee Vols and their coaches with spacious, custom-designed chairs. Whether players watch movies, highlight tapes, or game film, this room showcases a premiere theater experience second-to-none in quality, HD picture and sound.
Volunteers student-athletes give their all for Tennessee, so Tennessee gives back, with care and comfort. The 7,000 square-foot Bronson-Johnson Locker Room features 125 lockers, custom crafted and designed with more than enough ventilated space for each team member. Players will find connectivity for mobile devices in each locker, all within close viewing distance of high-definition televisions.
All facilities and facilities projects at the University of Tennessee are funded by season-ticket revenue and private donations to the Tennessee Fund.
LaPorte Strength & Conditioning Facility
The strength and conditioning staff operate in the LaPorte Strength & Conditioning Facility, a multi-level thunderdome of power amid 22,000 square feet of custom weights and state-of-the-art equipment. The space includes high-definition displays and a full-service nutrition bar “Fueling Station” for athletic supplementation. A dedicated cardiovascular zone completes this dream facility.
Adair-Carlson Student-Athlete Wellness Center
Tennessee’s world-class and award-winning sports medicine staff makes use of the Anderson Training Center’s Adair-Carlson Student-Athlete Wellness Center, which boasts a hydrotherapy room, full-service athletic training room and physical therapy room.
The Mary C. Hodge Hydrotherapy Room houses two Hydroworx 1200 underwater variable speed treadmills, two Hydroworx Plunge Pools, and a 45-foot lane pool.
The athletic training room features 10 Adapta Summit series treatment tables as well as many treatment modalities such as GameReady, Hivamat, Rebound Diathermy, Solaris E-stim/Ultrasound units, NormaTech MVP and Vectra Genesis laser units.
The physical therapy room features state-of-the-art rehab and diagnostic equipment such as the MRS functional squat, the Biodex system 4 PRO and the Proprio 5000 units. Team physicians perform on-site digital X-Rays using a FUJI FCR Go2 Unit and conduct diagnostic ultrasounds using a Sonosite M-Turbo unit.