Expansion News

Expansion/Renovation Update – 7/1/2016


New Gymnasium

This new space will provide two new basketball courts that can be converted into four volleyball courts, six badminton courts or an indoor soccer court.  The new gymnasium substantial completion date is currently set for August 19 and should be available for Rec Sports members and guest use by the first day of the fall 2016 semester.

Indoor Lap Pool

The new lap pool will feature an 8-lane, 25 yard shallow water pool, providing another option for our members and guests to meet their swimming workout needs. This pool will be an essential resource for all swimming activities including swimming classes for the Kinesiology Department and rec swim for our members and guests especially when we host large swim meets. The pool’s substantial completion is currently scheduled for July 18 and should be available for Rec Sports member and guest use by the first week in August.

Weight & Fitness Room Renovation/Expansion

The new weight room space is going to increase from 14,500 square feet to just over 30,000 square feet. The free weight area will be 10,000+ square feet, the selectorized/machine strength equipment area will be approximately 5,500 square feet, and the cardio equipment area will house over 80 pieces of cardio equipment. Inside of the weight and fitness room there will also be a small indoor turf area for warm-up, movement training and stretching.  There will also be a personal and small group training suite located in the room, this will be used for personal training sessions and new small group training programs offered post expansion completion. There will be additional men’s and women’s restrooms located in the front entrance of the space. The Weight Room’s substantial completion date is scheduled for June 22.  All equipment is scheduled to be delivered the first week of August and be open by the fall semester.

Activity/Fitness Space

This space will include two new activity/fitness rooms that are approximately 2,000 square feet each, a 4,000 square foot event room that will be available for department activities, programming, fitness classes and meeting room space, a 6,000 square foot event room that will be used for banquets and large presentations, and a smaller meeting room for approximately 100 people that will be used for student staff and department meetings. The 6,000 square foot room will have the option to be divided into two 3,000 square foot rooms.  All rooms will include up-to-date audio and/or visual equipment.  In addition we will also 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. The substantial completion for the activity/fitness area is set for August 19 and available for Rec Sports members and guests by the first day of the fall semester.

Outdoor Plaza

A new plaza will be created to provide a shaded lounge area for students and will include outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen space and additional restrooms. The 16,000 square foot plaza will be located directly on the roof of the weight room expansion.  The Outdoor Plaza’s substantial completion date is September 3.

Completion Date

Student occupancy for all areas is currently scheduled for Monday, August 22. All dates are subject to change.

Thanks and Gig’ Em,

Texas A&M Rec Sports


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