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The state-of-the-art UIS Recreation and Athletic Center will include a 3,000-seat gymnasium capable of expanding to a 4,000-seat performance arena. Construction will be complete summer 2007.

View Rec Center photo shoots:
9/26/2007
5/17/2007
3/22/2007
3/9/2007
2/23/2007
2/2/2007

Read more about the Rec Center

News, photos, and video from the groundbreaking ceremony

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Photos by Will Vautrain

 

Photo Show!

View of the Rec Center, just south of University Hall. Construction just below the roof overhang on the north side of the Rec Center. Looking up from the north lobby. Looking outside from the north lobby. A view of the "catwalk" portion of the indoor running track, as seen from the north lobby.
Looking up from the north lobby. Looking up and toward the gymnasium and main concourse, from the north lobby. Construction workers discussing details in front of what will eventually be office space on the first floor. Masonry work near a door on the east side. Snapshot of a busy construction worker, through scaffolding.
The gymnasium is large enough for three basketball courts. The gymnasium, buzzing with construction activity.  A giant heating and cooling duct lays on the floor, left. Sparks fly as metal framing is cut in the gymnasium. The main concourse, as seen from the south entrance. A view of the gymnasium from the second level.
A view of the indoor running track, and the second level fitness area. The indoor running track extends over the north lobby like a catwalk. Impressive glass walls of the north lobby, as seen from the indoor running track. Another view of the north lobby from the indoor running track. The indoor running track, main concourse, and gymnasium in the background, as seen from the second level fitness area.
Construction worker using an electric jackhammer to punch a hole in the floor. Construction worker walking the "catwalk" portion of the indoor running track, above the north lobby. A view of the main concourse, as seen from the north lobby. Second level office space. A view of the main concourse and south entrance, as seen from the second level.