WRC Expansion

Since the day it opened in August of 2005, the FIU Wellness & Recreation Center has been a huge success. Over the 10 years since it opened, the (then) Recreation Center, built for a University community of around 30,000, now tries to accommodate the 55,000+ students, faculty & staff of the current University community. Scheduled to begin construction Spring Break of 2016 and open by Summer of 2017, the WRC expansion will be a "game-changer". 

Watch these YouTube videos for a sneak peek and more background.

Expansion Program Components

The original footprint of the Recreation Center was at just over 50,000 square feet (SF). The Wellness & Recreation Center expansion will enable an additional 60,000+ SF to be built. This new space will include:

  • A new 3-court basketball/volleyball gymnasium,
  • Expansion of both the free weight and cardio areas,
  • 1 racquetball court and 1 racquetball/squash convertible court,
  • Expansion of both men’s & women’s locker rooms with 2 gender-neutral changing/shower rooms,
  • A dedicated Spinning® room,
  • A small-group functional training fitness room,
  • A matted room for martial arts, yoga, and other fitness activities,
  • A Fitness Assessment Office for personal trainers to work with their clients,
  • A collaborative workspace and additional offices for staff,
  • Additional circulation and casual socializing lounge space,
  • 2 outdoor basketball courts and a sand volleyball court,
  • A 1/10 mile indoor jogging/walking track,
  • and a new south entrance!



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