Home » News
Home » News

University of Utah breaks ground on new $50.4 million rec center

Published April 19, 2013 3:57 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The University of Utah broke ground Friday on a new $50.4 million student recreation center.

The long-awaited and nearly 190,000-square-foot George S. Eccles Student Life Center will have three pools, five sport courts, four fitness studios, climbing walls and 15,000 square feet for cardiovascular and weight training, as well as a cafe and study nooks, according to a U. press release. The project will be paid for through a student-approved bond, the school's administration and non-student user fees. It is also funded by donations from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Kem and Carolyn Gardner and the University Federal Credit Union. The groundbreaking comes after 10 years of planning and fundraising.

To be located just west of the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge and close to the Fort Douglas TRAX light-rail stop, the center is slated to open in December 2014.


Twitter: @lwhitehurst






Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus