The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) Park Phase III opened for play on November 24 with regular season Intramural Sport soccer contests. The third phase of the playing field complex includes additional state-of-the-art artificial turf fields, manufactured by Sportexe. The same turf at the RWC Park is also used at the Louisiana Superdome and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens). The fields also include the latest technology in Musco Sports lighting and Daktronics wireless scoreboards.
RWC Park was funded by student Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) money. Enhancements to the park including a softball field and four grass field areas, have been completed in multiple phases, beginning in 2006. The additional three turf fields give RWC Park six total turf fields and are used to host hundreds of Intramural Sports teams, eight competitive sport clubs, and daily open recreation use that sees over 130,000 visits annually. Phase I cost $3.2 million, Phase II cost $2.8 million and Phase III cost $2.5 million. Future phases are master planned to add more fields and facilities to support UCF’s growing outdoor recreation needs.
RWC is a department in the Division of Student Deveolopment and Enrollment Services. For more information on RWC and Intramural Sports, call 407.823.2408 or visit: www.rec.ucf.edu.