The HPER Complex, home to Oredigger Men’s and Women’s basketball and volleyball, was completed in 1977. During a special session of the 42nd Montana State Legislature in 1971, Dr. Fred De Money’s “dream facility” came into existence. Construction of the building cost a total of $2.5 million, and it is still in use today.The HPER now houses the Kelvin Sampson Court, Olympic sized swimming pool, cardio room, racquetball courts, locker rooms, classrooms, and offices. The HPER was recently renovated and has seating for 2,000 Digger fans.
Funded by a student-driven initiative and student-approved addition of fees over time, the HPER complex is undergoing a $3.6 million overhaul. The project was approved by the university system’s Board of regents and groundbreaking occurred in May, 2011, and is slated for completion in May of 2012. The expansion includes upgraded cardio fitness and weight room facilities, locker room space, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems. Watch the groundbreaking video, below.
Campus Recreation has its office in the HPER. From intramural programs to outdoor equipment rental, Campus Recreation is committed to providing non-varsity athletic opportunities for all Montana Tech students For more information about the HPER facility and Oredigger Athletics, visit http://www.godiggers.com