Gordon Field House and Activities Center
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Name Gordon Field House and Activities Center
Building Number 24
Abbreviation GOR
Zone G-5

Gordon Field House and Activities Center is Building 24. It is 155,000 square-foot building.[1]

An integral part of RIT's campus wellness program, the Gordon Field House includes a 60,000 sq. ft. field and event venue, an aquatics center for both competition and recreational use, and a fully equipped 16,000 sq. ft. fitness center. The Gordon Field House and Activities Center, named in honor of the generous contributions of Lucius Gordon and his wife, Marie, not only accommodates the growing demand from the campus and the community for recreational space, but also affords event space for Institute-wide gatherings of nearly 7,000 people. It helps build a sense of community and campus pride as well as bring increased community visibility for RIT.

An integral part of RIT's campus wellness program, the Gordon Field House is in use 17 hours a day, seven days a week.

Name

The building was named after Lucius and Marie Gordon. Lucius Gordon donated approximately $5 million to the project.[2] The cost of the full project was $25 million.[3]

History

Construction started on facility on September 25, 2002.[1] The building was built with approximately 130,000 bricks, 1,500 tons of steel, and 20 miles of wiring. The facility was completed in Spring 2004.[2] Two trophy cases on the second floor were built by SAC students with a $10,000 grant from Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 RIT News & Events - October 10, 2002
  2. 2.0 2.1 RIT News & Events - November 6, 2003
  3. 3.0 3.1 RIT News & Events - November 4, 2004

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