New State-of-the-Art Fitness Facility for Auburn University

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October 1, 2013 – Auburn University, Auburn, AL, reopened this fall with a new addition to its campus: a 240,000 square-foot Recreation and Wellness Center.
The new $72 million facility features a five-story rock climbing wall, a PGA golf simulator, a one-third mile indoor track, and a tiger-paw shaped hot tub — a tribute to the school’s mascot — designed to hold up to 45 people. Other amenities include a multipurpose court; group fitness studios for yoga, cycling, and other classes; equipment for outdoor recreation, such as canoes and kayaks; cardio training areas; locker rooms; a game room; six regulation-size basketball courts; racquetball courts; and a pool.
“Auburn University’s new facility sounds like a state-of-the-art building that has all the elements needed to serve a population interested in fitness,” said Hugh McEvoy, Director of Sales and Operations, of EZFacility, a fitness facility management software developer in Bethpage, NY. “We’ve seen an encouraging trend on campus lately, with colleges and universities establishing innovative new spaces that show a real concern for student, faculty, and employee health. This is an exciting instance of that trend.”
The center complies with LEED standards. Construction began in 2011, after Auburn students voted to raise their fees to help fund the project.