The University of Lourdes in Sylvania Ohio is planning a new recreation center Rendering courtesy University of Lourdes

The University of Lourdes in Sylvania, Ohio, is planning a new recreation center. (Rendering courtesy University of Lourdes.)

Lourdes University Planning New $6.5 Million Recreation Center

Lourdes University will begin construction on its Syvania, Ohio, campus later this year.

Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, plans to break ground in September on a $6.5 million recreation center.

The Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center will encompass nearly 49,000 square feet and the facility design will accommodate future expansion. The building will provide fitness space for students and a home court for the university’s athletic program.

“We are excited to offer a dedicated fitness center for Lourdes students and a home court for our Gray Wolves men’s and women’s teams,” said David Livingston, university president.

The fitness space will have a cardio room, a yoga room, a free weight room, an aerobics room, a spinning room, fitness locker rooms and classrooms.

The athletic components of the facility include competition-level basketball and volleyball courts, home and visiting locker rooms, a training room, a ticket office, a concession area, and spirit and donor walls. Seating capacity for games will be about 1,000.

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