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CBU to dedicate new Recreation Center on Jan. 14

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RIVERSIDE (Jan. 9, 2013)--California Baptist University will dedicate its new 40,682-square-foot Recreation Center on Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. Tours of the building will be conducted beginning at 11:30 a.m., followed by the official opening of the facility for students, faculty and staff at 2 p.m.

 

The recreation center features a rock climbing wall plus a changeable court space that allows for two intramural basketball courts, a collegiate basketball court or three volleyball courts. In addition, the space includes lounge areas, racquetball courts, workout rooms, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a cheerleading practice space. Even the roof will be usable, with a running track and a soccer field covered with synthetic turf.

 

“CBU is incredibly blessed to open this new Recreation Center,” said Kent Dacus, vice president for enrollment and student services. “The quality of the facility is impressive by any measurement and will be a wonderful benefit to the university community. This investment by CBU not only will make this a wonderful gathering place, it will help in making this a healthier community.”

Hours for the center will include Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to midnight; Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday: 1 p.m. to midnight. CBU students, faculty and staff will be admitted with a CBU identification card affixed with a current semester sticker.

 

Construction of the recreation center represents the first phase of a major redevelopment of Lancer Plaza, formerly a shopping center on Adams Street.