Constructed in 1993, the Anderson Sports and Health Center is a massive 78,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility surrounded by tall oaks and pines in the north corner of campus. Anderson is a building that is a key part of athletic activities on campus.
The Cougar statue
As you approach the building you'll see a 1,500 pound limestone Cougar statue. In honor of the university's mascot, the statue was dedicated as part of MU's 2004 homecoming festivities. Also right by Anderson is an outdoor tennis complex. This six-court facility is home to the men's and women's varsity tennis programs and can also be used by students for recreational play.
Anderson lobby overlooks the arena
Upon entering the building, you'll find a huge lobby that overlooks both the arena floor, synthetic track and pool. Directly behind the lobby is a dance/aerobics. It is frequently used for a variety of activities and fitness classes for the community.
NCAA competitive pool with six lanes
To the right of the gym floor is the six-lane, NCAA competitive pool with an observation deck. Also on the upper level of the building, you can find the Athletic Department offices.
The new Anderson weight and fitness center
Fitness Center features state-of-the-art equipment including iPod enabled treadmills, wide screen TV's, and a much larger work out area to accommodate its popularity with students. The lower level has both athletic and student locker rooms, a state-of-the-art sports injury rehabilitation center, and three racquetball courts. The facilities are open from early morning to late evening for student recreational use.