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September 26, 2012

Sept. 28 opening of Recreational Sports Center delayed

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The next phase for partially opening the Recreational Sports Center has been postponed from Friday (Sept. 28) until Oct. 9 due to testing of the fire alarm systems.

"We apologize for any inconvenience and for the late notice. The alarm systems were not available to be tested until just this week," said Howard Taylor, director of the Division of Recreational Sports. "During testing every device is activated to ensure it operates properly. The constant noise of fire alarms going on and off would not allow for an appropriate fitness and wellness atmosphere.

"Additionally, for the safety of our users, we want to be certain that all of the life/safety systems are functioning before we open the facility. "

Approximately 75 percent of the student recreation facility, soon to be named the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, was to have been opened on Friday.

The grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 12, when the dedication and naming ceremony will also occur. By that time the remainder of the fitness and multipurpose spaces, the multi-activity court, and the climbing wall will be complete.

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Source: Howard Taylor, 765-494-3114, hhtaylor@purdue.edu