Construction Phases

UREC’s expansion and redesign process will occur over the course of three different phases. Throughout the duration of the project, UREC members will begin to see different completed projects along the way. The anticipated completion date for the entirety of the UREC expansion and redesign project is slated for Spring 2017.

Updated: October 28, 2016

Phase I-A: Field Expansion

Start date of June 2013 – Completed August 2014

  • Expand current field complex on River Road and Gourrier Avenue
  • Move and replace four lighted softball fields and four lighted multi-purpose fields
  • Expand fields to include fields that encompass four softball fields in a wagon wheel configuration

Phase I-B: Challenge Course

Start date of June 2013 – Completed August 2013

  • New Challenge Course across from the current Student Recreation Complex

Phase II: Parking Addition & New Tennis Courts

Start date of September 2013 – Completed August 2014

  • Add 344 parking spaces and 9 new tennis courts at current Student Recreation Complex

Phase III: SRC Expansion & Redesign

Start date of November 2014 – Anticipated Completion Spring 2017

  • Update current indoor swimming pool – Complete
  • Gut and redesign locker rooms
  • Move administration offices to the front of the facility to better serve students
  • Expand 13,000 sq. ft. of cardio/weight space to 40,431 sq. ft.
  • Add to current facility:
    • Approximately 1/3 mile indoor jogging trail
    • Turfed CrossFit training slope
    • 35 ft. climbing wall
    • Outdoor pool area with LSU logo shaped lazy river and 8 lane lap pool
    • Additional three courts which will increase court space from 5 to 8, including multi-purpose courts
    • Fitness Assessment Center