The new Metro Rec Plex will house two NHL-size ice rinks.
Construction has begun on a new recreation complex in O’Fallon, Illinois. The McKendree Metro Rec Plex will house two NHL-sized ice rinks, a championship swimming pool and a recreational swimming pool, a fitness center, a half basketball court, a walking track and other amenities. The facility is expected to open in fall 2016.
The complex is being built by Dean Oelze of S.I. Strategy, LLC, and is part of a 45-acre mixed-use development that will include hospitality, recreation and retail space. It will be located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 50 and Scott Troy Road in O’Fallon, Illinois.
The facility is designed to serve students and athletes at McKendree University as well as the general public. When completed, it will host the university’s hockey and aquatics teams and the Southern Illinois Ice Hawks Youth Hockey Association. According to the website, the ice rinks will be available for concerts as well.
Memberships will be available in early 2016. For more information visit metrorecplex.com.