University of Utah unveils $50 Million recreation center Photo courtesy of the University of Utah.

University of Utah unveils $50 Million recreation center

The University of Utah has opened a 180,000-square-foot student life and recreation facility on its Salt Lake City campus, according to

The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is the culmination of more than 10 years of planning, fund-raising efforts and advocacy by student government leaders to enhance recreation and fitness opportunities for students and staff at the school, the university says.

The $50 million center offers numerous health and fitness programs and amenities: a 15,000-square-foot fitness center; a six-lane, 50-meter pool; indoor and outdoor leisure pools; an indoor hot tub and spa, a 320-yard indoor running track, a four-story climbing and boulder wall, gymnasiums with five sport courts; racquetball courts; four group-fitness studios for spinning, yoga, Pilates and aerobics classes; and a combative room.


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