Niagara University is getting a big addition to its recreation center. Work is now underway on the $11.5 million project.

The plan is build an 18,000 square foot, two-story addition to the Kiernan Recreation Center.

It will include a brand new weight room, sports medicine suite, advanced dance studios, field and classroom storage, athletic locker rooms, team meeting space and offices.

This center has hosted several community events over the years like the Special Olympics.

Construction is expected to be done by the fall.