New recreational complex being built for McKendree University

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O'FALLON, IL. (KTVI)- McKendree University has begun work on a state-of-the-art recreational complex in O'Fallon.

The recreational complex, or rec plex, was started in December 2015, and is expected to be completed by December of this year.

Randy Naughton and John Pertzborn spoke this morning with Dean Oelze, the president of Hawk Development, the company behind the complex.

"They'll find a facility that has multiple uses, from aquatics to ice of course, a fitness area, a walking track [and] half court gymnasium," said Oelze. "The large ice arena will be able to change over to more of an event center for concerts."

The Rec Plex will be open to students at McKendree and the public when it opens in December, 2016.