Photo gallery SERF demolition: Out with the old, in with the new
Construction crews this week started demolishing the Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) to make way for a larger, more modern recreational facility that will open during the 2019-2020 school year. The SERF, which opened in 1983, closed permanently on Aug. 18. The closure comes as part of the Rec Sports Master Plan to build larger recreational facilities to accommodate the fitness needs of a growing campus.
The running track on the SERF's upper floor is torn down.
Many of the materials from the SERF's demolition will be recycled for use in other buildings.
The SERF was the most visited recreational facility on campus, welcoming up to 6,000 students and members each day for a variety of activities. To accommodate them, Rec Sports has created a transition plan in place until the new facility opens.
Work crews use heavy-construction equipment to demolish the 34-year-old Southeast Recreational Facility on Jan. 8. The dated building is being replaced by a new fitness facility with nearly four times as much space to be constructed at the same site and open in 2020.