Converting a Shipping Container Into a Locker Room

football locker room and bench

Many schools and recreational facilities don’t have the extra space to devote to locker rooms for their players. But locker rooms and rest rooms are essential when expecting children, teens and adults to take a break, suit up for a game, store uniforms, clean up and change into post-game clothes.

To meet that need, many coaches, administrators and business owners are turning to a versatile option: shipping containers.

The top benefits of using shipping containers as temporary or permanent locker rooms include comfort, convenience, and safety. Sports facilities and schools aren’t the only ones who can benefit from locker rooms made from shipping containers. The oil and gas industry could use these versatile and portable rooms in remote locations over many miles that demand different workers shift locations every few weeks. Having quick access to a comfort station or locker room that’s within close distance can boost productivity and keep employees happy.

Some locker rooms for industries like this can also double as decontamination stations where employees exposed to chemicals could remove their personal protective equipment and shower.


Due to the mobility and durability of shipping containers, they also make good mobile restrooms, with the goal of reducing downtime needed for bathroom breaks. And unlike portable toilets, a fixture on so many construction sites, shipping containers offer a clean, climate controlled environment.

For those who want to create safe, comfortable locker rooms or break rooms for their players or employees, there are some key modifications that can be made to increase comfort, safety and function, such as:

  • Climate control systems and insulation for extreme weather conditions
  • Easy-to-clean restrooms with sinks, toilets, showers, and even plug-and-play plumbing
  • Lighting and electrical components
  • Heat and hot water
  • Convenient, sturdy doors and privacy windows
  • Shelving
  • Bench seating
  • Lockers
  • Rubber flooring
  • Charging stations
  • Private showers and restrooms

The possibilities are endless. You can even decorate the exterior and interior in team colors or the company logo to further personalize the locker room. Durable locking mechanisms can keep everyone’s belongings safe when not in use.

There are many benefits to using shipping containers for temporary locker rooms and rest rooms, such as:

  • They don’t require a special foundation.
  • They can be moved as needed.
  • Turnkey electrical and plumbing are available.
  • There’s little ongoing maintenance required.
  • There are no high costs up front like those associated with new construction.

As you can see, there are many advantages to using a shipping container as a locker room. Other possible uses for locker rooms, rest rooms, and break rooms can be utilized within the following industries:

  1. Oil and gas
  2. Construction
  3. Industrial plants
  4. Chemical plants
  5. Mining

Contact A&M Container

If you need a shipping container locker room for your sports team, school or other building, contact us. We can connect you with the right size container as well as suggest a variety of modifications.