FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What is REC2.0?
REC2.0 is a proposal to
improve recreational services at UW-L by building an
addition on to the REC.
Why do you need to build an
Rec Sports currently serve 2,000 more students than when
the building originally opened in 1997 and we have a
very active student body with over 90% of students
visiting the REC at least once a year. A recent
survey revealed that 92% of users experienced congestion
that caused them to alter their work out. The
amount of space we are able to allocate for strength and
cardio equipment is well under the nationally
Where would the addition go?
On the south west side of the building near the current
How big is the addition
going to be?
If we built a 2 story addition, we could add about
30,000 SF. You could almost fit three
basketball courts side by side in a space this large.
What would go into the new addition?
The exact finishes and details will be decided with the
help of architects and a planning committee that will
have student representation. However, we do have a
general idea of what is needed and possible.
Survey results show us that the top 3 spaces students
1) larger cardio room, 2) larger strength center and 3)
a multi-activity space to play activities like soccer,
ultimate Frisbee and other throwing sports.
What would happen to the
existing Strength Center?
This would be decided in conjunction with the team
designing the new space. Some ideas that have been
expressed are; groupX space, smoothie bar,
expanded Outdoor Connection.
How much will this cost?
Not much really. Students currently are paying $54
per year to pay off the REC's existing bond. In
2016 this bond will be paid off. If students vote
to build an addition, a new bond will cost approximately
$68 per year, or a $14 increase per year.
When will the new fees
The payments for the new bond would begin when
construction starts and that could be in 2016.
When would the addition
If the referendum passes on April 15, we could
potentially open during the Fall of 2017.
What happens if the
referendum doesn't pass?
The bond would be paid off in 2016 so student fees would
be reduced by $54 and no improvements could be made to
address overcrowding and congestion.
How will construction impact
the current space?
There will be some disruption in services. However, we
don't anticipate it to be very great and will develop
schedules that will have the least amount of impact.