Posted: January 5th, 2011 | Filed under: Athletics, Construction Photos, Track and Soccer Stadium | No Comments »
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.
Posted: January 3rd, 2011 | Filed under: Construction Photos, Lake Claire Recreation Area | No Comments »
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.
Posted: December 29th, 2010 | Filed under: Web Roundup | Comments Off on Web Roundup: Top-25 Football and Basketball put UCF in national spotlight
UCF has been getting some great local and national press lately, largely due to the success of the basketball (currently AP#19) and football (currently BCS #25) teams. Most of the articles mention the explosive growth of the student population and the recent construction on campus. In case you have missed any of the articles, I’ve linked a few of them below:
Posted: December 21st, 2010 | Filed under: Knights Plaza, Scenery, UCF Arena | No Comments »
UCF student Kelly Vandegeer sent in these awesome photos of the UCF Arena and the Light Up UCF event. For those that so not know, Light Up UCF is an outdoor ice skating / light show / film festival that happens on Knights Plaza every holiday season. Take your family and check it out! It runs through January 2nd.
You can see more of Kelly Vandegeer’s photos on her Flickr site, and she is working on her new website, kvphotographs.com, which should be online soon.
Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Filed under: Career Services | No Comments »
According to an email blast sent out today to students, Career Services will be officially moving into its new building on Memory Mall and will be open after Winter break. We’ll get some updated photos of the building soon.
Posted: December 1st, 2010 | Filed under: Construction Photos, RWC Expansion | No Comments »
The Rec & Wellness Center expansion is set to open just over a month from now (January 10, 2011), just in time for the Spring semester. Work on the exterior seems to be nearly complete. Most noticeably since our last update, landscaping is complete and about 30 large palm trees now stand in front of the pool area. A post on the RWC’s Facebook page sums up the expansion nicely:
More cardio space, more weight space, an Outdoor Adventure Center, lap pool, circuit training area, racquetball courts, a Multi-Purpose activity court with plenty of seating for spectators, lots of LCD TV’s, more locker rooms, a new wet classroom and soooo much more! You guys are going to love it.
These photos of the exterior of the building were taken this afternoon. Check out the full size versions by clicking on the images, or check out our flickr page.