Texas A&M University-San Antonio
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Construction begins on student recreation center at Texas A&M-San Antonio

Jan. 26, 2023
The 22,322 square-foot recreation facility is slated for completion in spring 2024.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio has begun construction on a Student Recreation Center.

The university says the 22,322 square-foot recreation facility is slated for completion in spring 2024. 

The Recreation Center will have three primary large spaces – a gymnasium, a fitness/weight room and a set of locker rooms. The multipurpose gymnasium will consist of a collegiate competition basketball court and two 84-foot-long recreation basketball courts that will be overlaid as cross courts. A fitness/weight room, about 3,400 square feet and one-and-a-half stories high, will be adjacent to the gymnasium. 

The gym and fitness/weight room will facilitate many university programs, including strength and conditioning, kinesiology classes, ROTC program drills and exercises, convocations, career fairs, staff council meetings and various campus town halls.

The university also plans for staff to host camps, clinics and events in the facility, bringing community members to campus. Memberships for facility use will be offered to staff and faculty as well as the community. 

“Our recreation center will be designed to enhance the student experience, improve recruitment, retention and magnify the brand of the university in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Darnell Smith, director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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