Future of the Recreation Complex

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Referendum Project Update

The Rec Complex project is moving into first stages of design which involves architect selection. Once this occurs, the initial phase will tentatively begin in the fall 2021. Students can expect an initial segregated fee for this project to hit once money starts being spent on design. As segregated fees for this project begin, fitness center memberships for all students will be eliminated. 

Rec Complex Vote Date Video / University Marketing

Upon completion and review of the UW-Stout Advisory Referendum vote in the spring of 2019, the Stout Student Association passed a motion 23-1-1 in favor of supporting "Option C" renovations to the Sports & Fitness Center. 

Below are the general data points covered in "Option C": 

  • Segregated Fee: $250
  • Today's Cost: $25.5M
  • Added Recreational Space: 6,800 sq. ft. re-purposed + 40,000 sq. ft. new
  • Features Include: 
    • Recycling pool area into a multi-purpose gymnasium 
    • Improving locker rooms, addressing issues such as shower quality, lack of privacy, lack of gender neutral options, and shared space during events
    • Addition dedicated to fitness including strength training, cardio, and fitness studio space
    • Relocate athletic weight room to current fitness center and convert the existing athletic weight room into multi-use studio and/or classroom space
    • Single entrance point into the facility
    • Eliminate Fitness Center member fees; segregated fees to sustain facility operations and capital 
    • Second floor addition of multi-use courts and a walking/jogging track

Option C

Option C

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