Beefing Up: University Rec Centers Expand

Beefing Up: University Rec Centers Expand

University recreation centers are going to great lengths to deliver an experience that meets students’ wants and needs and helps attract prospective students, many of whom factor a university’s recreation center and offerings into their college choice.

When space limitations began to cause problems at Purdue University’s France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, the school came up with a $98 million solution: make it bigger and better. 

Last year, Purdue, West Lafayette, IN, celebrated the grand reopening of the 355,000-square-foot rec center, which now has triple the amount of strength and cardio equipment, an indoor hockey and soccer court, a 1,200-square-foot cycling center, climbing walls and a demonstration kitchen wher

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