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Grand opening celebration for Idaho State University Student Recreation Center set Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Posted August 22, 2010

A grand opening celebration for the new Idaho State University Student Recreation Center will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Participants should enter through the Reed Gymnasium northeast entrance at the corner of Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Official remarks will occur at 2:30 p.m.

The new 32,000-square foot, $7 million expansion of the Student Recreation Center at Reed Gymnasium was funded by the generosity of the Associated Students of Idaho State University.

The newly expanded two-story structure features include a large multi-purpose recreation room, cardio machines and exercise areas, campus recreation offices, bathrooms upstairs and down, a lobby area, lounge areas and an equipment checkout area. About a quarter-million dollars of new exercise equipment has been purchased.

Other new facilities include everything from a TV lounge with a big screen TV for users to check on the latest sports scores, to an upper level that features full-window views outside or inside to the ISU tennis court for users of some of the rows of new exercise machines.

The expansion has taken place on the east side of Reed Gym, and connects the current indoor tennis facility to Reed Gym. Counting the tennis center and student gymnasium that contains the climbing wall, the total ISU Student Recreation Center offers about 100,000 square feet of recreational facilities for students, and that doesn’t count the Reed Gym swimming pool.

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