Expansion News

Rec Expansion Update (1/17/2017)

New Gymnasium

This new space provides two new basketball courts that can be converted into four volleyball courts, six badminton courts or an indoor soccer court. The new gymnasium is now open during Rec Sports hours of operation to all Rec members and guests.

Indoor Lap Pool

The new lap pool features 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 new Indoor Lap pool’s current hours of operation are: Monday – Friday: 6am – 8am & 3pm – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday: Closed.

Strength & Conditioning Room

The new Strength & Conditioning space has increased from 14,500 square feet to just over 30,000 square feet. The free weight area is now 10,000+ square feet, the selectorized/machine strength equipment area is approximately 5,500 square feet, and the cardio equipment area houses over 80 pieces of cardio equipment. Inside of the Strength & Conditioning room there is a small indoor turf area for warm-up, movement training and stretching. There is also be personal and small group training suite located in the room. This space will be used for personal training sessions and new small group training programs offered post expansion completion. There are also additional men’s and women’s restrooms located in the front entrance of the space. The Strength & Conditioning Area is now open to all Rec Sports members and guests.

Activity/Fitness Space

This space includes two new activity/fitness rooms (SRC 2221 & SRC 2225) that are approximately 2,000 square feet each, a 4,000 square foot event room (SRC 1130) that is now available for department activities, programming, fitness classes and a smaller meeting room (SRC 1132) for approximately 100 people that can be used for student staff and department meetings.  All of these rooms are now available for Rec member/guest use, but must be reserved.  In addition, we have added a 6,000 square foot event room (SRC 2228 & SRC 2229) that will be used for banquets and large presentations.  The 6,000 square foot room (SRC 2228 & SRC 2229) will have the option to be divided into two 3,000 square foot rooms. This room is not yet available for use.  Lastly, we also have a 1,200 square foot heavy bag room (SRC 1119) 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 new heavy bag room is scheduled to be open for Rec member/guest use starting Monday, January 23, 2017.  All rooms include up-to-date audio and/or visual equipment.

Outdoor Terrace

A new plaza has been 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 terrace is located directly on the roof of the weight room expansion. The new Outdoor Terrace is now open for Rec member/guest use.

Completion Date

Student occupancy for all areas is currently scheduled for January 2017. All dates are subject to change. We will take advantage of each new activity space when it is fully ready for Aggies to enjoy and will not interrupt our ability to deliver current level of service.

Thanks and Gig’ Em,

Texas A&M Rec Sports

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