Future of the Recreation Complex

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Referendum Project Update

The project has moved into the first stages of the state capital planning process.  Early design and planning pieces will begin once approval for that is granted.  Student input will be involved throughout the entire design process.  This project will eventually move to the state and the Board of Regents for further approvals.

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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UW-River Falls Locker Room

UW-Stout Group Exercise Space

UW-Stout Group Fitness Space

UW-River Falls Group Exercise Room

UW-River Falls Group Fitness Studio