The Ernie Monrad '51 Football Reception Lounge
Harvard’s football players are provided with a wide range of top-notch facilities designed to keep the Crimson at the top of its game each Saturday including the comfortable surroundings in the completely renovated football office, locker room and the Ernie Monrad '51 Football Reception Lounge located in Dillon Field House.
The first phase of the renovations included a comprehensive
display of photos and newspaper clippings of the great history of
Harvard Football. The suite’s Wall of Champions contains
framed portraits of Harvard’s seven national championship
teams and numerous Ivy League championship squads.
A separate wall is dedicated to Harvard’s current NFL players and the Crimson’s career record holders. Interspersed among the suite are custom-framed accounts of the greatest games in Harvard’s history containing original documents, photos and newspaper clippings.
In addition, a beautiful trophy and display case houses a flat-screen television as well as a collection of historic trophies and cherished footballs from the great moments in Harvard’s history.
The second phase of the renovation included a reconstruction of the squads’s meeting space as well as construction of modern offices for members of the coaching staff.
The third phase saw a complete renovation of Harvard’s locker room to better suit the needs of today’s student-athlete. The locker room contains two spacious areas, each with its own projection technology, televisions, couches and entertainment systems. In addition, the Crimson equipment room, which sits adjacent to the locker room in Dillon Field House, was redesigned and modernized with new furnishings to make serving the football team more efficient.
Harvard’s student-athletes also take advantage of state-of-the-art strength training and sports medicine facilities, along with professionally trained staff in both areas who ensure the physical well-being of every player. The sports medicine area, completely overhauled in the summer of 2006, is located in Dillon Field House, just steps from the Crimson locker room. It consists of more than 5,000 square feet and is equipped with various modalities, a hydrotherapy room and rehabilitation and cardiovascular equipment.