Jan. 8, 2013
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Construction remains on schedule for Vanderbilt University's new multipurpose facility and addition to its recreation center.
Since work began last September, the field immediately west of the recreation center has been a beehive of activity as the first stages of construction have moved along. To this point, nearly all the work has been preparatory in nature but that will soon change.
"Within a few weeks the crews will be ready to bring in the steel beams and during February and March people will notice a dramatic change in the landscape," said Brock Williams, Associate Director of Athletics, who serves as the department's liaison with the contractor.
While much of the attention is focused upon the multipurpose facility, which will house the 120-yard turf field and indoor track, there are a number of enhancements to the recreation center itself that include the addition of bowling lanes and the university's HealthPlus fitness suite along with squash courts, expanded fitness and weight rooms for the campus community to use and enjoy.
The multipurpose facility is scheduled to open October 31, 2013 with work completed on the recreation center's enhancements in January, 2014.
View the latest photos of the construction.