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Marquette University is fully reimagining its Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center (Rec Center) on the southwestern edge of campus as a comprehensive wellness and recreation facility. When completed in late 2024, it will bring together campus fitness and recreation facilities with the Counseling Center and the Marquette University Medical Clinic — student-centric services currently dispersed across campus.
The approximately $80 million, 180,000-square-foot facility will combine completely renovated portions of the Rec Center, including significantly updated facades with added windows, along with a newly constructed three-story wellness tower that will sit in the core of the facility. Using an existing building footprint and some of its structures supports sustainability and fiscal responsibility.
The facility will foster community, inclusiveness and engagement, and provide a destination on campus that supports the physical and mental health needs of the Marquette community.
In recognition of Mike and Amy Lovell's tremendous leadership to address mental health across Milwaukee and the region, the third and fourth floors of the new facility’s wellness tower will be named the Lovell Center for Student Well-Being. Please consider supporting this important project and giving in honor of Mike and Amy Lovell.