Student sports and recreation complex opens at UWB

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On December 6, the UW Bothell campus community found everything from Frisbees to footballs as students, faculty and staff celebrated the grand opening of the UW Bothell Sports and Recreation Complex. With a shared soccer and softball field, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a basketball court that will double as an ice skating rink in February, the 2.5 acre, $3.3 million student-funded complex will meet the needs of a multitude of intramural activities.

Vice Chancellor of Administration and Planning Marilyn Cox said, “We’re all here to help and support students.The sports and recreation facilities will provide not only a place for socializing, but will also support health and wellness.”

The planning process was  a collaborative effort of the Associated Student Body and university staff.

The grand opening ceremony began with a ribbon cutting. An opening pitch then signalled the start of student games and activities, including a home run derby,   3-point shootout, volleyball, tennis, basketball and even potato sack races.

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The Sports and Recreation Complex is the first of three major construction projects to be completed over the next two years on the UW Bothell campus.

The $68 million Science and Academic Building is expected to open in late 2014.

Also, the 4,500 square-foot Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory, complete with a greenhouse, education and exhibit space, is scheduled for summer 2013 completion.

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