Recreation Center Improvement Project
|Fall 2009 Total Student Enrollment||30,196|
|Projected Student Enrollment 2020||37,089|
|Projected Student Enrollment 2030||43,926|
CU currently has 240,000 square feet of indoor recreation space. CU Rec
Center was built in 1973 with the “new” expansion space added in 1990.
|30,196 students X 12 sq ft = 362,352 sq ft||(CU is short 122,352 sf)|
30,196 students X 13 sq ft = 392,548 sq ft
|(CU is short 152,548 sf)|
|BIG XII average is 314,191 sq ft||(CU is short 74,191 sf)|
|1,050 (15% of F/S) X 12 sq ft per||add 12,600 square feet|
|1,050 (15% of F/S) X 13 sq ft per||add 13,650 square feet|
CU has higher than average participation from our students. 88% of CU students participate in one or more Recreational Sports Activities. Even the 2001 campus master plan recognized a need for 100,000 square feet of additional indoor recreation space. CU has approximately half the recommended space for cardio and strength equipment. CU has 3 basketball courts and the Big XII average is 11.5 courts. As CU grows to the anticipated 37,000-44,000 students we will need an extra 84,000 – 168,000 sf. in addition to the 122,000 sf that we are already lacking. Standards also recommend that we include additional square footage for alumni and guest members. (e.g. 6 sq feet X # alumni members)Outdoor Areas
Currently CU has 19 acres of outdoor recreational field areas for sports competitions. The national recommendation for outdoor space is a minimum of 1 acre/ 1,000 students. Consequently CU is currently 11 acres short of standards and as we increase in enrollment we will be 18 - 25 acres short.
A stark example of CU’s outdoor deficiencies is that we have zero softball fields.