Jayhawks360 Offers Inside Look at Kansas Athletics Facilities
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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Fans of Kansas Athletics are now free to digitally roam the Jayhawks’ athletics facilities with access to 75, 360-degree panoramic spins as part of the department’s Jayhawks360 interactive tour.
The digital project, aimed at highlighting Kansas’ world-class training and competition facilities, allows users to experience Jayhawk locker rooms, lounges, athletic training rooms, strength and conditioning facilities, residence halls, and the academic support wing – many facilities that were previously inaccessible to the general public. The tour, published Monday to KUAthletics.com, is available on a multitude of devices, including desktop computer, smart phones and tablets, and can be updated and expanded to accommodate future spins.
Jayhawks360 was spearheaded by a coaching outreach committee in the KU Leads department with the dual purpose of raising awareness of KU’s elite athletic facilities for fans and giving coaches a platform to more richly share the Kansas experience with those outside the program.
“We’re always looking for ways to help the coaches attract and retain quality students, while assisting with their personal and professional development,” Jane Widger Fulton, Kansas’ associate athletics director for student-athlete development, said. “The Jayhawks360 virtual tour is a nice step toward helping prospective students, and fans alike, gain a better understanding of the Jayhawk experience.”
In addition to Kansas’ athletic facilities, the tour features campus and community panoramas, highlighting some of the many regional features that make KU an attractive and unique university.
To create the tour, Kansas Athletics partnered with Circlescapes, a high-resolution virtual tour developer specializing in 360-degree tours of campuses, medical facilities and destinations, among others. Jayhawks360’s initial launch of 75 panoramic spins is the largest single virtual tour ever constructed by Circlescapes.
“We’re delighted to partner with Kansas Athletics, and not only capture historic and notable venues like Allen Fieldhouse, but help tell the story about the great support facilities that exist for the Jayhawks,” Jared Varon, Circlescapes vice president and Jayhawks360 photographer, said.
As Kansas facilities are updated or constructed, new spins can replace old or the virtual tour expanded to accommodate as necessary. Plans are already in place to add additional facilities currently under construction, like the university’s DeBruce Center, which will house the original rules of basketball and serve as a new entry point for Allen Fieldhouse.
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