The Student Recreation Center was originally opened in 1990 after the students at the University of Arizona spent several years working to convince the administration that there was a need for such a facility.
The facility has been expanded several times since—this includes a 54,000 square foot expansion completed in 2010 and the addition of the William David Sitton Field, a premier sports field, in August 2013.
The facility features something for everyone, including over 35,000 square feet of weight room/cardio space, five multi-purpose studios, an Olympic-sized pool, six basketball/volleyball courts, six racquetball courts, two massage studios, an indoor track, several lounges and gaming areas, a world-class Outdoor Recreation Center, two sand volleyball courts, and an outdoor bouldering wall.
Additionally, the facility features a computer lab and tutoring center, a bookstore retail shop, and a food service concept featuring healthy options for students and guests. In total, the facility sees over one million visitors per year.