Groundbreaking for Zone expansion to be held Wednesday

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 April 2019 – R00069

The next step in a project to significantly expand Brock University’s fitness centre will take place next week.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Zone Fitness Centre expansion will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. in the Walker Sports Complex courtyard, which will soon be closed off to allow for the construction work to get underway.

The existing Zone, opened in 2001 when Brock’s enrolment was significantly lower than it is today, is the smallest of any Ontario university. Unlike when it opened and students had to purchase memberships to use the space, all Brock students now have access to the fitness centre through the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) Student Life fee.

Last year, students voted in favour of funding the project, which will see the Zone triple in size from 4,300 square feet to 15,500 square feet.

It will be funded through a $17-per-credit fee for all full- and part-time undergraduate students over a period of five years, starting in September 2020, when the expansion is completed.

Wednesday’s groundbreaking will include comments from past and current BUSU presidents, Brock officials and others, along with a photo opportunity. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.


What: Zone Fitness Centre Groundbreaking

When: Wednesday, April 24, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Walker Sports Complex courtyard, Brock University


For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970

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