New rec center in the works for the School of Mines - KOTA Territory News

New rec center in the works for the School of Mines


A college in KOTA Territory could soon be home to a brand new student recreation center and field house.

To accommodate its growing student population, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology plans to develop a new 60 -80 thousand square foot recreation center and field house. It would be in addition to the current King Center that houses the school's gym and workout center.

The project will cost an estimated seven to eight million dollars but students say the larger space is much needed.

"Our yoga groups are working out in the Surbeck Center in cramped spaces. It's not an ideal condition for them and we just need more space to work out," said Spencer Ferguson, Student Association President.

"And we are out of space now, and as we grow toward our goal of 4,000 students we're going to be woefully short.
we'll use that space, add on to it and modernize it where we can", said Tim Henderson, Vice President of Finance and Administration at the School of Mines.

The plans for the new center will go in front of the Board of Regents in April; and the school hopes to start construction late next year.


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