G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre

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Building Name: G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre

G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre, [after 1975]. PR; Series 1; Sub-series 2; Item 5384.
Other Names: Unknown

Civic Address: 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John

Sod Turning: 31 January 1974 by UNB President John Anderson, SRC President Bob Mabey, and Mayor Robert A. Lockhart

Cornerstone Laying: Unknown

Opened for Use: 1975

Official Opening: 14 October 1975 by Sir Max Aitken, Premier Richard Hatfield, and Saint John Mayor Edis Flewelling

Architect: Mott, Myles and Chatwin Ltd.

Named for: G. Forbes Elliot, the first principal of UNB Saint John (1964-1976), first vice-president of UNB Saint John (1976-1977)

Renovations/changes/additions: A new gym floor consisting of a hardwood basketball court and a paulastic synthetic surface was installed December 2003/January 2004; renovations to the upstairs workout room in 2006 created more space for new equipment.

Notes: The 30,000 square foot space provides recreation facilities for UNB Saint John students and faculty as well as the Saint John community, including a multi-purpose area for a variety of sports, as well as space for offices, locker rooms, and equipment and service areas. During construction of the building, most of the steel framework collapsed 19 September 1974, injuring two workers.

Source(s):

  • UA Case 180; Section 4; File 7.
  • UNB Scrapbook (UA RG 100), 1 September - 31 October 1974.
  • UNB Scrapbook (UA RG 100), 1 January - 28 February 1974.


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