Designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli, the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center opened in 2003.
The air-conditioned, 150,000 square-foot facility features the 50-meter x 25-yard Myers-McLoraine Swimming Pool; the Bernard DelGiorno Fitness Center with cardiovascular exercise equipment, selectorized weightlifting machines, and free weights; a multipurpose dance studio; competition and auxiliary gymnasia; classroom and meeting room space; permanent and day lockers and locker rooms; the UChicago Athletics Hall of Fame; and the athletic department offices.
Recreational memberships are available for purchase for University and Hospital faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees as well as their spouses and children. Registered University students can acquire memberships at no charge.
Henry Crown Field House:
The older of the two athletic centers, "Henry Crown" doesn't have unique colors or shiny new equipment. Instead, Henry Crown caters to people who enjoy working out to the scent of generations of sweat, blood, and tears.
The large indoor track and batting cages are good for cold winter months and, in general, the machines are in good shape, and rarely busy. Unlike Ratner Athletic Center, you won't have to wait for a machine you want at Henry Crown. It also has a large, open room that is perfect for martial arts, fencing and much else.
Henry Crown is free to enrolled UC students, and memberships can be purchased. A discount is available to University-affiliated individuals and their families.
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