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Sam Houston State University Recreation Center Ready for $ 9.5 Million Upgrade | Local News

HUNTSVILLE – The recreational sports center at Sam Houston State University will undergo major renovations and expansions to accommodate its growing number of students, which now number more than 21,000 students. The Texas State University System Board of Regents, meeting Thursday in Huntsville, approved design documents for the $ 9.5 million project.

The Recreational Sports Renovation and Expansion Project consists of an addition of 9,100 square feet and renovations of 21,575 square feet to the existing Recreational Sports Center / Health and Kinesiology Center building.

The addition adjoins the east side of the existing structure and will house an NCAA-regulated basketball court with two cross-country fields and spectator seating. The areas immediately adjacent to the addition will be renovated to create a new space in the lobby with after-hours washroom access.

The north entrance hall and offices of the existing building will be renovated to create an updated lobby and new cardio training studio, and renovations to an existing dance studio will create a new training / fitness studio. functional cardio workout. Six existing racquetball courts will be converted into two multi-purpose halls, an outdoor equipment storage room and a secondary escape route for the addition.

Construction is expected to begin in January 2022, with substantial completion expected by July 2023.


A $ 3.58 million phase for a proposed tennis complex for Bearkat Athletics is nearing construction.

The new tennis complex will be built on a property adjacent to the main campus and will host the university’s tennis program. The relocation of the tennis facilities will free up courts closer to the center of the main campus for academic use. In order to host future NCAA championship competitions, the project master plan calls for the construction of six outdoor tennis courts and two indoor tennis courts, locker rooms and paved parking areas in three phases.

This initial phase has been expanded to include outdoor tennis courts, a changing room / restroom building, paved parking and infrastructure to support future phases.

The project was resubmitted last month to incorporate cost reduction measures.


In other cases, the Texas State Board of Regents:

• approved a contract of at least two years with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions for the sale of outgoing tickets. The contract has an estimated value of $ 3.75 million.

• Approved a three-year contract with Stephen F. Austin and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment to continue the Battle of the Piney Woods game at NRG Stadium in Houston.

• Addition of undergraduate certificates for safety and resilience in the chemical and energy sectors, the transport sector and the health sector.


The next scheduled meeting of the Texas State Board of Regents is scheduled for February 17-18, 2022 at Lamar University in Beaumont.