Stirling University’s new £20 million sports facilities are finally opening after over two years of construction.
The long-awaited new sport centre complex, which was meant to be in operation by Summer 2020, is opening its door to public on Monday November 16th after a pause in construction due to Covid‑19.
Shannon Moses, a fitness officer at the UoS Sport, says that it was “totally worth the wait.”
“I can’t even describe the feeling when I got my tour around the facility. I think I kept repeating the word “wow” so many times. Students, staff and community members have a lot to look forward too.”
“We have kit suppliers such as Technogym, Eleiko and Blk Box. We also have a shiny new 3 court sports hall,” Shannon adds.
“Due to COVID we probably won’t be able to have a massive opening ceremony but I’m sure we will have something to celebrate the special occasion. We can’t wait to have our students, staff and community members get to experience the building for themselves, ” she says.
The new sports centre also includes an indoor cycling studio, as well as a high-performance suite and virtual coaching. These additions should help transform the sports centre into some of the best university sport facilities in the UK.
Giorgio Giacomini, the Vice President of UoS Muay Thai, is one of the first people to visit the new complex: “[It’s] quite nice. Big open area starting with the entrance, which directly faces the studio used for classes. It has spring-loaded floor and loads of room ‑ enough for two classes separated by a soundproof board.
“Upstairs is a stretching room before the cardio/general training room and a HIIT training room. Below the studio is an S&C room [with] 50m indoor track. What stands out the most is the equipment being extremely advanced looking.”
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