Fitness and Recreation Center

Athletic facility in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center (or FitRec) is an athletic facility at Boston University.[1] Built in 2004–2005 to replace the aging and inadequate Case Gym, the FitRec was built on the site of a National Guard Armory, to which there is a nod in the form of an informative plaque, found just west of the building.[2]

The $97 million building opened in April 2005 as part of Boston University's John Hancock Student Village. It includes an 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) weight and cardio room, a 1/7 mile (230 m) indoor jogging track, a climbing wall, two swimming pools, a ProShop, various gyms, racketball and squash courts, and an oft-cited lazy river.[3]


  1. ^ "Fitness and Recreation Center". Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  2. ^ "Soaring construction projects realize centralized campus". Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  3. ^ "Boston University, Fitness and Recreation Center and Agganis Arena". Retrieved 2018-07-05.

Coordinates: 42°21′06″N 71°07′00″W / 42.3517°N 71.1166°W / 42.3517; -71.1166

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