France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center & Turf Recreation Exercise Center Fact Sheet

Opened:  October 2012
This project was an expansion/renovation of the existing facility that was opened in 1957, expanded in 1981 and 2000.

Project Size:  

TREC: 36,210 sq. ft.
CREC: 434,550 sq. ft.
Total:  470,760 sq. ft.

Project Cost:     $98 Million

Architect:          Moody Nolan Ltd., Inc.

Hours of Operation and information available at

Facility Facts

Facility Awards
  • Athletic Business - 2014
    • Facility of Merit Award 
  • NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility - 2014
  • LEED Gold - 2014
  • AS&U Educational Interiors Showcase - 2014
    • Recognized for educational interior design excellence in American School & University
  • AIA Ohio - 2014
    • Excellence in Architectural Design
  • Facility Design Award of Excellence - 2015
    • Association of College Unions International
  • AIA Indiana Merit Award - 2015
    • Expansion & Renovation, New Construction, Project Cost Greater Than $1 Million
  • The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies - 2015
    • International Architecture Award

Feature Gym: One basketball/volleyball court with high end acoustics and AV. Includes a special event entry. (6,656 sq. ft.)

Gold & Black Gym: 6 courts for basketball or volleyball.

  • Gold & Black Gym 1-3 includes separate special event entry (18,123 sq. ft.)
  • Gold & Black Gym 4-6 (18,225 sq. ft.)

Multi-Activity Court: 3 courts for badminton, volleyball, pickleball.  Can be configured up to 9 individual courts. (15,055 sq. ft.)

Upper Gym: 3 courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton / pickleball. (17,707 sq. ft.)


Total: 75,766 sq. ft.

Multipurpose Rooms

F45 Studio: The F stands for functional training, a mix of circuit and HIIT style workouts geared towards everyday movement. 45 is the total amount of time for sweat-dripping, heart-pumping fun. (1,929 sq. ft.)

MP 2: Best for dance and reservations (1,939 sq. ft.)

MP 3: Best for stretching (1,494 sq. ft.)

MP 4: Best for martial arts and table tennis (1,130 sq. ft.)

MP 5: Best for group exercise (5,103 sq. ft.)

MP 6: Best for group exercise, yoga and pilates (1,702 sq. ft.)

MP 7: Best for group exercise, yoga and pilates (1,737 sq. ft.)

Total: 15,034 sq. ft.
Fitness/Cardio/Strength Neighborhoods

Colby Fitness: Strength (Pin loaded, Free weights and Cables) and Cardio (16,395 sq. ft.)

Personal Training Studio: Private Personal Training Area (1600 sq. ft.)

East Fitness: Free Weights, Plate Loaded, Olympic Platforms and Squat Racks (7,800 sq. ft.)

Scifres Functional Fitness: User defined fitness area (Battle Rope, TRX, Free Weights, Cables and Slam Wall (8,250 sq. ft.)

Olympic Lifting Room: 8 platforms (798 sq. ft.)

Equipment Maintenance: In-house maintenance shop (651 sq. ft.)

Fitness Loft: Cardio and Strength (Cables) (2,565 sq. ft.)

Fitness Pavilion: Cardio and Strength (Cables, Pin Loaded and Free Weights) (4,737 sq. ft.)

Upper Fitness: Cardio and Strength (Cables and Free Weights) (2,621 sq. ft.)

Cycling Studio: 30 Spin Bikes and Instructor Platform (1,424 sq. ft.)

Faculty/Staff Fitness: Cardio and Strength (Free Weights, Pin Loaded, and Cables) (1,866 sq. ft.)

Lower Gym: Strength (Cables, Free Weights and Olympic Platforms) and Turf (14,000 sq. ft.)

Total: 62,707 sq. ft.
Aquatic Facilities

Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: This facility is accessed through the CoRec entry control and is managed by Recreation and Wellness.

  • 8 lane 50 meter Olympic Pool (20 – 25 yard lap lanes), Diving Pool with 4 springboards and 5 platforms, spa, spectator seating and mezzanine (39,831 sq. ft.)
  • Offices, lobby, meet management, lounge and classroom (4,000 sq. ft.)
  • Locker rooms (2,939 sq. ft.)
Recreation Pool: Myrtha Pool system, with padded floor, 25 person spa, classroom, lifeguard room, outdoor sundeck, 3 lap lanes, vortex, bubble bench, teaching ledge & wet classroom. (9,143 sq. ft.)

Climbing Wall: 55 ft. high rope wall (3,300 sq. ft. of climbing surface)

Bouldering Wall: 55 ft. long x 12 ft. high (900 sq. ft. of climbing surface)

Indoor Tracks

Atrium Track: 3 lanes, 9.5 laps per mile (5,500 sq. ft.)

Upper Track: 3 lanes, 10.25 laps per mile (3,000 sq. ft.)

Miscellaneous Recreation Space

Racquetball, Handball and Wallyball Courts: 15 total courts (6 convert to squash) (12,262 sq. ft.)

First Aid Room: (244 sq. ft.)

Club Sport Storage and Check Out: (2,835 sq. ft.)

Equipment Check Out: (605 sq. ft.)

Saunas: Men's, Women's and Coed (591 sq. ft.)

Locker Rooms

Men's and Women's: (13,326 sq. ft.)

Gender Inclusive/Family: (4) (665 sq. ft.)

Atrium and Lounges

Main Atrium: East and West Entry (10,506 sq. ft.)

Fitness Lobby: (3,700 sq. ft.)

Gym Lounge and Lobby: (8,877 sq. ft.)

Overlook Lounge and Hail Purdue Lounge: (2,173 sq. ft.)

Juice Bar and Convenience Store: (1,256 sq. ft.)

Offices, Break Rooms, Conference Rooms

Offices: 48 work stations (6,733 sq. ft.)

Breakrooms: 3 rooms (1,203 sq. ft.)

Conference Rooms: 3 rooms (1,184 sq. ft.)

Wellness Suite

Administration: (1,669 sq. ft.)

Massage: 2 rooms (229 sq. ft.)

Consultation and Light Therapy: (228 sq. ft.)

Demonstration Kitchen: (518 sq. ft.)

Wellness Conference Room: (484 sq. ft.)

Mindfulness Room: (373 sq. ft.)

Physical Therapy: (2,195 sq. ft.)

Turf Recreation Exercise Center (TREC)

TREC - This facility was built in the first phase of the renovation project and initially served as temporary space during the main project and was designed to be converted into an indoor synthetic turf facility once the main renovation was completed.

Turf Area: (25,929 sq. ft.)
Locker Rooms: (2,554 sq. ft.)
Office/Control: (554 sq. ft.)