Dennis Corrington, the executive director of the department of recreational sports says this will have a major impact on the campus right away.
When the approximately, 300,0000 square foot recreation center opened there were 1.2 million check ins during the first year. Corrington said the center was full the day it opened.
The remodeling plans includes 56,000 square feet of renovated space and 113,000 square feet of new construction. Additions include a personal training suite with an indoor turf area, a gymnasium that can hold two basketball courts, new activity rooms for group exercises, a second entrance on the south side of the building and an eight lane indoor lap pool. Administrators decided to add an outdoor plaza and lounge area on top of the expanded the rather than leave the space just a roof. These renovations will expand the rec center size by 25 percent.