UNR Students Back Fee Boost for Sports and Rec Center

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The majority of students at the University of Nevada, Reno say they're willing to pay higher student fees to help finance a $71 million campus construction project including a student fitness center and indoor athletic practice facility.

The advisory vote is being forwarded to the Nevada Board of Regents which is scheduled in December to consider the proposed fee of up to $30 per semester the next two years and $60 in 2016, when the project is expected to be completed.

School officials say it would raise $18 million needed to build the $46 million fitness center open to all students, and $25 million Fieldhouse to be used primarily as an indoor practice facility for football and basketball.

About 15 percent of students cast ballots, with 58 percent support.