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UW-Stout to ask students to consider sports complex referendum

Menomonie (WQOW) – UW-Stout is asking its students to weigh in on possible improvements at its sports and recreation complex through a referendum.

After several student surveys and town-hall style meetings, Stout students have made it clear they want more from the sports facility on campus.

Next week, on April 11 and April 12, students will be sent an online referendum ballot with four renovation options, which include additional open recreation space along with more fitness and weight training space.

University officials told News 18 any improvements will benefit current and future students.

“When students tour campuses and start to make decisions on where they want to go to school, new and improved facilities and wellness and recreation are important,” said Duey Naatz, director of athletics and recreation at UW-Stout.

If students choose to have renovations made, Naatz said it will be paid for through student fees.

According to university officials, students currently pay a segregated fee of $88.50 per-year for the sports and recreation complex. Proposed increases include the current rate. Charges would appear on students’ semester bills with tuition and fees.

Options students will vote on include:

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