Texas A&M Student Rec Center To Undergo $54 Million Expansion

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email

Originally loacted in DeWare Field House
1980 - Moved to Read/G. Rollie White Coliseum
1993 - Construction began on new Student Rec Center
1995 - Student Rec Center opened
1997 - DeWare Field House demolished
2013 - G. Rollie White torn down as part of Kyle Field renovation

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Student Recreation Center, which opened in 1995, will undergo a $54 million dollar expansion.

Details of the expansion, including what new amenities will be available, will be announced at a news conference on Tuesday.

The University says student fees will not be increased to pay for the project.

Prior to 1980, the Department of Recreational Sports was located inside DeWare Fieldhouse. It consisted of a gym, weight room and 14 handball/racquetball courts. The department then moved to the Read/G. Rollie-White Complex underneath Kyle Field during the original expansion of the football stadium.

Construction began on the current 300,000 square foot Student Recreation Center in 1993. It opened two years later and has essentially operated at capacity since.

The Student Recreation Center averages 1.2 million entrances per year. Each semester 75-85% of Texas A&M students use the facility.

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