Located on the south side of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Switzer Center is the day-to-day operations center for Oklahoma football.
The 132,000-square-foot complex features a state-of-the-art locker room, training room, nutrition area, coaches offices and team meeting rooms.
Officially dedicated on May 5, 2018, the center is named after the legendary Barry Switzer, who led the Sooners to three national championships, 12 Big Eight Conference titles, eight bowl wins in 13 appearances and an overall record of 157-29-4 (.837) in 16 seasons.
Switzer is one of four coaches to compile more than 100 wins during his OU tenure -- Bob Stoops (190), Bud Wilkinson (145) and Bennie Owen (122) the other -- making Oklahoma the only program in the country with four 100-win coaches. Statues of all four occupy the Coaches Courtyard just outside the Grand Lobby.
Just east of the Switzer Center is the Carl B. Anderson All-American Plaza, which features an interactive display honoring every OU All-American and the name of every letterwinner to ever wear the crimson and cream in any sport.
Welcome to one of college football's greatest shrines, the Grand Lobby of the Switzer Center!
When it comes to college football success, few schools can match the University of Oklahoma. Inside these walls, visitors will learn of the Sooners' rich history and overwhelming accomplishments. The people and events that shaped the football program are remembered in this facility, along with the stories of some of the greatest teams ever to play the game and the seemingly endless list of coaches and players who brought glory to the university and the state.
Whether you're a long-time OU fan, a recent convert or simply a visitor, we trust that you will find this exhibit to be interesting and captivating. We are honored that you are here and encourage you to return often.
Grand Lobby Policies
As the Grand Lobby is attached to a working office area, noise levels should be kept to a minimum. This also will add to the enjoyment for other visitors. All children visiting the Grand Lobby should be accompanied by an adult. Food and drink are prohibited in the exhibit areas at all times.
Visitors to the Grand Lobby should confine their visit to the exhibit area only. Other areas of the Switzer Center are not open to the public. Your cooperation is appreciated. Both video and still cameras are permitted. Any images captured here are for personal use only and may not be distributed without permission of the University of Oklahoma.
For information regarding the donation of items to the Grand Lobby, please contact the OU Athletics Communications Office (405) 325-8231. Donated items, while encouraged, become the property of the University of Oklahoma and cannot be returned.
The OU Athletics Department accepts monetary donations designated for the Grand Lobby. These gifts help Oklahoma maintain and improve this state-of-the-art display area. Individuals interested in supporting the Grand Lobby should contact the Sooner Club (405) 325-8000.
The Grand Lobby is an evolving display. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. Information that might enhance or correct that which is on display should be forwarded to the OU Athletics Communications Office, 180 W. Brooks, Norman, OK 73019.