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New Campus Recreation Complex Helps Meet Growing Student Demand

UMass Lowell students play ultimate frisbee on the new Campus Rec Complex on East Campus

By Ed Brennen

Did you play a sport in high school but NCAA Division I competition is out of your league? Are you looking for a fun way to meet new people and be part of a team? Do you just need to get your blood pumping after a long day in class?

Campus Recreation offers students so many great ways to get active and stay healthy, from club and intramural sports, to group fitness and personal training, to Outdoor Adventure trips and bicycle programs.

To keep up with students’ growing demand, the university has opened the new Campus Recreation Complex on East Campus. Located across the street from the Campus Recreation Center, the complex includes turf fields for intramural and club sports like soccer, lacrosse and rugby. It also has two tennis courts that can be reserved online, as well as an equipment check-out shed (for soccer balls, tennis rackets and more) with lockers.

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