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Today is the first day of the Spring semester… and students are likely fighting for parking spots, wishing there was another garage to park in. They’ll have to wait a little bit longer to park in this one. Here are some updated photos of the construction progress on UCF’s newest parking garage, “H”.
Last May, Athletic Director Keith Tribble announced his plans for a 10-year, $70 Million expansion in athletics facilities. The Track and Soccer complex was identified as one of the top priorities for upgrades, and construction is now underway on the first phase of expansion. According to the athletics department:
The new stadium will contain a press box and public restroom building and will be clad with a red brick and stucco facade. When completed, the UCF Track and Soccer Complex will have a seating capacity of over 2,000.
According to the school, $972,000 will be spent on this first phase of upgrades. The second phase, a 7500-SF clubhouse with locker rooms, meeting space, and training rooms, is still in the works.
The first phase of construction will be complete in time for the UCF Invitational, March 25-26.
Not to be outdone by the expansion of the RWC, the Lake Claire recreation area is getting its own set of upgrades for the new year. The area is now fenced off and closed to the public, and crews were on site today working on the beginning stages of demolition and sitework.
New pavillions (heavy timber) will be built, along with 2 beach volleyball courts. A future phase will upgrade the boat house.
Wharton-Smith, who has done a lot of work on campus lately, is the General Contractor for this project. The project is projected to finish in April.