Expansion News

Expansion Pace Picks Up!

New Gymnasium

Out of all areas of the expansion, the two new basketball courts are furthest along in construction. In addition, this new area will create space for four volleyball courts, six badminton courts and another indoor soccer court.

Indoor Lap Pool

The new lap pool will feature an 8-lane, 25 yard shallow water pool. In addition, it will allow Rec Sports to have another option available for our members and guests swimming workout needs. This pool will be an essential resource for all swimming activities including swimming classes for the kinesiology department. In addition, this space will be very valuable for our members and guests when we host large swim meets.

Weight Room Expansion

The roof of the weight room expansion/second floor of the plaza has been poured.   Our new weight room space is going to increase from 14,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet. Within the weight room, we will have women’s and men’s restrooms, a brand new personal training suite and a movement area.

Activity/Fitness Space

There will be two new activity/ fitness rooms that are approximately 2,000 square feet each. For banquets and large presentations, a 6,000 square foot event room is also being created. This room will also divide into 3,000 square foot rooms with up to date audio/visual equipment. A 4,000 square foot event room will be available for department activities, programming and fitness classes. Lastly, a smaller meeting room for approximately 100 people will be created in conjunction with student staff and department meetings.

Along with the weight room expansion, we will now have a 1,200 square foot heavy bag room that will be used for boxing technique. There will be 3 heavy bags and 3-4 speed bags which will be used for high intense training.

Outdoor Plaza

A new plaza will created to provide a shaded area for students with outdoor furniture, an outdoor kitchen and bathrooms. The 16,000 square foot plaza will be on the roof of the weight room that extends from the original building.

Completion Date

Due to our record rainfall this past spring, our project was delayed a couple of months, but is scheduled to be completed by April 1, 2016.

Thanks and Gig’ Em,

Texas A&M Rec Sports

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