Do you support the Rec services renovations?

View Poll Results: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

Voters
149. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, I am in favor of the renovation projects

    109 73.15%
  • No, I am against it

    17 11.41%
  • Undecided/Apatheic

    23 15.44%
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 48
  1. #1
    Recruit
    Points: 5,405, Level: 21
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 145
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    jlej731's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    87
    Points
    5,405
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    With the voting now open (thru Wednesday) for the rec services renovations (Vote - Online Voting and Election System - A Service of IT Services). I was curious to see how cyclone fanatic felt about it.

    For more info:
    ISU Rec Center Renovation

    The classes of 2008 & 2009 will pay nothing, 2010 & 2011 will pay $20/semester and beginning with the class of 2012 they will pay $107/semester in order to cover the $52 million cost.

    The Rec A/C will be done by summer 2009 and the whole project will be completed in Fall 2011.

    It includes:
    New Construction - State Gym Addition ($21 Million)
    92,320 square feet of new space (1/3 the size of Lied)
    Weight/Cardio room-16,000 square feet (double the size of the Lied
    weight room)
    Climbing wall (40 feet tall, twice as tall as Lied)
    Leisure pool - Hot tub - Sauna
    Lap pool - 25 meters
    Basketball courts - 3 full length
    Running track - 4 lanes, elevated
    Multipurpose room (1)
    Elevated walkway connecting Beyer Hall to State Gym
    Handicap accessible

    State Gym Renovation ($9 Million)
    Replacement of basketball flooring
    Personal training area
    Multipurpose rooms (2)
    Air conditioning (east and west ends)

    Beyer Hall Renovation ($1 Million)
    Multipurpose rooms (2)
    Renovated locker rooms
    Combined racquetball and squash courts

    Lied Recreation Center Improvement ($3 Million)
    Air conditioning (Fall, 2009)



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 111,154, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    10,115
    Points
    111,154
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 271
    Given: 809

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I always thought I would have used the rec areas at ISU more than I did when I was a student. Not sure I would really have this high up on my list if I was still around.
    If they have proof that it will get used then it would have gotten my vote if I was still a student.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 15,137, Level: 37
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 513
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    743
    Points
    15,137
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 51
    Given: 124

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I don't support it, but I'm not eligible to vote either.

    The reason I don't support it is because i dont' see the need for a 25 meter lap pool. I like the idea of a new pool, but 25 meters just doesn't make sense. They are spending too much money on a pool that IMO isn't a great investment.

    If they want to build a pool, I would hope they would build a competition pool that would benefit the women's swim program with the possibility of chance men's swimming would be brought back. This would certainly require a larger investment in the long term.



  4. #4
    All-Star Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    bmuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,583
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I can't vote, but I think that this facility is sorely needed by ISU. They will need it to compete with other schools for students. I wish that the athletic department could have been involved, but maybe they do some Beyer renovations down the line.


    XXXX Master Shake is under gag order XXXX

  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 33,745, Level: 56
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 505
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,738
    Points
    33,745
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Full support from me.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,419, Level: 85
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 131
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    4429 mcc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wall Street
    Posts
    4,402
    Points
    76,419
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Quote Originally Posted by drlove View Post
    I don't support it, but I'm not eligible to vote either.

    The reason I don't support it is because i dont' see the need for a 25 meter lap pool. I like the idea of a new pool, but 25 meters just doesn't make sense. They are spending too much money on a pool that IMO isn't a great investment.

    If they want to build a pool, I would hope they would build a competition pool that would benefit the women's swim program with the possibility of chance men's swimming would be brought back. This would certainly require a larger investment in the long term.

    Do you swim, I think ISU has one pool. IF its being used for womens swimming there are ZERO pools available. If there was 2 basketball courts(one for MBB one for WBB) wouldnt you want one for the students?



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 180,708, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    12,956
    Points
    180,708
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 195
    Given: 889

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I'm curious as to what they are considering "renovation" amiong these buildings. If it's shelling them and starting over inside, that's a good idea. From extensive time in each as a student years ago, I'd have said that it was better to tear either State or Beyer down and start anew.

    Well, except for Lied--and it wasn't done right the first time around.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 185,251, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,561
    Points
    185,251
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 255
    Given: 623

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Now if we could only rennovate that football stadium:)



  9. #9
    Chile Mac is on vacation.
    Points: 314,644, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 70.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    24,151
    Points
    314,644
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 838
    Given: 2,113

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I think renovations to Beyer and State are definitely needed, but don't know other than that. I will miss the old looks of the places though.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 22,740, Level: 46
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 810
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    jj-cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,888
    Points
    22,740
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 58
    Given: 41

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I work at the Leid Rec Center and this is all much needed! Beyer and State are "unsafe" and as for the large pool, hot tub and other things you might not think we need, to keep up with everyone else Iowa, let alone the big 12, we need it! I am a jr here at ISU and will pay a total of 40 dollars the rest of my time here for everyone after me to have a better work out center. I think it is a no brainer...



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 135,027, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    clones_jer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    8,339
    Points
    135,027
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    State Gym & Beyer needed renovations when I got there in 1997, its overdue.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 119,463, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,657
    Points
    119,463
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 0

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlej731 View Post
    The classes of 2008 & 2009 will pay nothing, 2010 & 2011 will pay $20/semester and beginning with the class of 2012 they will pay $107/semester in order to cover the $52 million cost.
    If you want something done, let people vote on it who do not have to foot the bill.

    That said, I have no opinion.



  13. #13
    Walk On
    Points: 7,684, Level: 26
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 466
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    larry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    iowa city
    Posts
    215
    Points
    7,684
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 2

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Is Lied the gym north of Maple willow Larch? I helped pay for that one originally--it opened just before I graduated. I didn't have any problem with associated fees but I was kind of torqued that I was not legally allowed to use it after I graduated(even though I paid for it)

    That said, you can't have to many gyms.



  14. #14
    Rookie
    Points: 10,173, Level: 30
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 377
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    534
    Points
    10,173
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 7

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    I like the ideas, and agree that it needs to be done otherwise the needed improvements will only get more and more expensive, and the extra ones If I were a student I wouldn't be thrilled at the prospect of even more fees (anyone know if they are still charging that "temporary" energy fee?), but at times money just has to be spent. Maybe they can find some big donors or corporate sponsors to help offset the cost?

    Edit: If this does go through I hope they make it look better than that one sketch they had. That thing did not go at all with any of the buildings in taht area (it was glass and very modern while the dorms and UDCC are all red brick with limestone and copper). Also be very cool if they could find a way to integrate something from Clyde Williams field into the building. Part of the footprint, a history of Clyde Williams Field, something. Try and integrate little bit of tradition into the building


    Last edited by Sousaclone; 02-25-2008 at 10:18 PM.

  15. #15
    Starter
    Points: 15,137, Level: 37
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 513
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    743
    Points
    15,137
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 51
    Given: 124

    Re: Do you support the Rec services renovations?

    Yes, I've been known to swim a bit. Actually a lot.

    The only reason why I think the 25 meter pool is a bad idea is because it should be a 50 meter pool with a diving well. The Lied should have had a pool included back in 1990. A 25 meter pool doesn't do that much, and it definitely doesn't help the Swim program.

    If we are going to build a pool, do it right and spend the extra money. Purdue is a great example of what they should have done by way of a pool.


    Purdue Official Athletic Site



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM