Expansion News

Rec Expansion Update (1/9/2017)

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 is now open during Rec Sports hours of operation to all Rec members and guests.

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 new Indoor Lap pool is will re-open on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Once re-opened for the spring 2017 semester, the hours of operation will be: Monday – Friday: 6am – 8am & 3pm – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday: Closed.

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 renovation/expansion of the Weight & Fitness Room is scheduled to be open for Rec member and guest use by January 2017.

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 new Activity/Fitness space is scheduled to be open for Rec member and guest use by January 17, 2017.

Outdoor Terrace

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 new Outdoor Plaza is now open for Rec member and 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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