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Recreation and Wellness Center - 1969

Built in July 1969, the Recreation and Wellness Center was a mere 11,712 square feet. The building that present-day students are familiar with looks nothing like the original building on campus during Florida Technological University’s founding years and the new building is more than twelve times larger than the original building with 150,000 square feet. Back then though, several playing fields were built for tennis, badminton, volleyball, and basketball. A pool and locker building were also a part of the first recreation and wellness center at FTU. The estimated completion of the original building, according to the Central Florida Future, was in March of 1970.

The present-day Recreation and Wellness Center opened on January 4, 2002 with 84,000 square feet and sits on the south side of campus near Academic Village. Recent renovations in 2009 and 2010 have improved intramural fields and added more than 65,000 square feet to the main building including more cardio and weight areas, a covered pool, and more space to the two-story building. The Recreation and Wellness Center facilities currently include a leisure pool, climbing tower, group exercise studios, challenge course, and disc golf course along with its renovated spaces in the fitness floor, cardio floor, tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball courts, and multipurpose courts.

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