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IM Sports - East - renovations and resurface indoor track

Project phase: Planning/Design

Project background

  • Recreation and fitness is a priority of the MSU campus community, as reflected in the Bolder by Design Framework and the Health Campus Initiative.
  • Consistent with that priority, the University invests in and supports a wide range of recreation and fitness activities, programs, and facilities that are accessible to students, faculty, and staff.
  • The level of demand, an aging infrastructure for the three primary intramural facilities, and an emphasis on creating and supporting a culture of health and wellness resulted in the need to undertake a strategic planning effort.
  • Over the past two years, efforts have been made to develop a broad-based approach to enhancing recreation and fitness opportunities.
  • The Provost initially established an exploratory committee with representation from students, faculty, staff, and external advisors to guide and inform planning. Following this exploratory committee planning, consultants were engaged to assist with the development of a health and wellness framework plan to guide reinvestment that supports the Healthy Campus Initiative.
  • Projects that include reinvestment in existing intramural facilities, including fields, and Demonstration Hall were identified as priority improvements.
  • These improvements will replace systems and finishes that are beyond their useful life, provide additional capacity, and improve the user experience.

Project scope

  • As planning begins, it is anticipated that the strategic development effort will develop a broad-based approach to providing enhanced recreation and fitness opportunities.
  • This planning effort is intended to identify a range of options that utilize the campus, both indoors and outdoors, in traditional and non-traditional ways.
  • These options may include additional space, renovations or other capital improvements.
  • Just-in-time maintenance needs associated with existing recreation and fitness facilities will be evaluated in this context.
  • The Provost will establish an exploratory committee with representation from students, faculty, staff, and external advisors to guide and inform the planning to support the Healthy Campus Initiative and this strategic development effort.
  • Prior to implementation, each phase or component of the strategic development initiative would be brought to the Board for authorization to proceed, including associated just-in-time projects. 


  • Construction start: TBD
  • Ready for occupancy: TBD


  • $4,300,000
  • It is anticipated that funding for capital improvements will be a combination of general fund cash and long-term debt financing. 

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