MSU is planning a new $154 million recreation center


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University is planning a new $154 million fitness center.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide recreation and wellness facilities for our students in the future,” said Vennie Gore, Senior Vice President of Student Life and Engagement.

On Friday, the board authorized the planning process for a new fitness center. Gore said it would be the first new leisure building since IM Sports East was built in the 1970s.

“It will be an approximately 340,000 square foot facility. There will be fitness areas. There will be racquet courts, basketball courts, multi-purpose rooms for yoga and various other activities,” he said. he declares.

They also hope to have a wellness operation with kinesiologists and nutritionists.

“Students who pay the registration fee, meaning all of our students except for a small group, will have free access to the establishment,” Gore said, “and then our teachers and our staff will have access to a membership fee.”

The total cost of the project will be approximately $154 million, which will be paid for through tuition fees.

“Students pay health and recreation costs,” Gore said. “Right now, year one is $100. And then it goes up another $80. And then year three is $250 a year.”

These fees will support the construction process and staffing of the new center.

Gore said the hope is to have the center built by 2024. It will be located on Cherry Lane Field along Harrison Road.

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