Texas A&M-Texarkana plans to raise funds to furnish and equip the building, which will be available for use by students and community members.
Construction will commence on the Ryan Fieldhouse immediately after the Nov. 13 groundbreaking.
The PHIT Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate last week, and fitness industry groups are asking people in the fitness industry to urge their senators to pass the bill.
The new facility near the University of Mississippi will be a complement to the existing Turner Center.
The $20 million center was built jointly by University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College.
The project calls for replacing the existing Student Recreation and Fitness Center with a 192,000-square-foot complex.
McKendree Metro Rec Plex is expected to open in 2016 in O'Fallon, Illinois.
Blinn College plans for the facility on its Brenham, Texas, campus to open in 2017.
$44 million improvement plan would be completed in 2020.