LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 17, 2012) — University of Louisville President James Ramsey and student leaders will break ground Wednesday on a new Student Recreation Center.
The groundbreaking will be in the parking lot between Kurz and Minardi Halls on Fourth Street.
The $37.5 million, 128,000-square-foot center will include an exercise and weight facility, six basketball courts, a multi-activity court for indoor soccer and floor hockey, racquetball courts, aerobic studios, a jogging track, fitness lab, classrooms and a gaming area. It also will feature a lighted, artificial-turf field for recreational use and physical education classes.
A fee endorsed by almost 90 percent of students and private funding will pay for the center, according to a press release from the univeristy. The facility will be the first UofL building to be heated and cooled with geothermal energy and is expected to earn gold certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.