The much anticipated 100,000-square-foot Cleveland State University Recreation Center, located at 2420 Chester Ave., opened fall semester, 2006. The building houses a main gym, a multipurpose gym, a fully equipped weight training area, a fitness area outfitted with a variety of cardio equipment, multipurpose rooms, racquetball and squash courts, and a seventh-of-a-mile indoor running track. A game room,pro shop and an underground 50-space garage for metered, short term parking are also a part of the facility's amenities.
The Recreation Center is connected to the current Physical Education Building, providing convenient access to the swimming pool in the Busbey Natatorium. All CSU students (taking 1 credit or more) who have been assessed and paid the activity fee to support the Recreation Center will automatically have a membership without any additional charge. All other students will be charged for membership.
Cleveland State faculty and staff may purchase a Recreation Center membership, and membership options for alumni and the community are also available.
The center is home to all university intramural programs such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, kickball, soccer, tennis, badminton and table tennis. Sports clubs may also use the facility for their events.
The Intramural Sports Program at Cleveland State University provides a variety of leagues and tournaments throughout the year. These contests emphasize mental, social and physical well-being. The Intramural Sports Program is an all-inclusive operation. Every student registered for classes is eligible to participate. The program is also available to CSU faculty and staff as well as to any other Recreation Center member. Intramurals seek to build community amongst CSU students, faculty, and staff through friendly competition. Good sportsmanship is valued above all else. For more information, contact the Intramural Sports Program at 216-802-3200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.