Lied Rec

A gym where champions are made

Located on the Iowa State University campus, Lied Recreation Athletic Center is another top-notch fitness facility with a wide range of equipment, multiple group fitness studios, and indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.

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    Basketball Courts

    Lied facility offers 20 basketball courts.

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    Badminton/Volleyball Courts

    Lied gym provides 8 Badminton/Volleyball Courts.

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    Artificial Turf

    Lied Rec boasts a spacious 50YD x 60YD artificial turf.

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    Racquetball Courts

    Lied rec houses 8 Racquetball courts.

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    Indoor Tracks

    Lied rec features 2 indoor tracks: Upper track (5.5 laps/1 mile) and Lower track (5.33 laps/1 mile).

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    Weight and Cardio equipment

    Enjoy 94 pieces of weight and cardio equipment with cable TV and phone connections.

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    Bouldering Wall

    Unleash your climbing skills on the bouldering wall at Lied rec.

  • Locker rooms

    Convenient locker rooms available with rental lockers.

  • Steam Rooms

    Relax in the men's and women's steam rooms at Lied rec.

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    Day Use Lockers

    Day use lockers (3rd floor) available—no overnight storage. Locks reset and lockers cleared each evening.

  • Stretching / Warm-Up Area

    Stretch and warm up in the dedicated area at Lied Rec.

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    Boxing Studio

    Train in the boxing studio at Lied Rec.

  • Functional training equipment & Student Lounge Area

    Experience functional training equipment and a student lounge area at Lied Rec

Lied Rec covers an area of

  • 236,193

    total square feet

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Reserve it for yourself

Space is available to reserve for tournaments, student groups, and special programs. A Facility Request Form must be submitted two weeks prior to the event.

Iowa State Athletics has priority over the 1st-floor track and turf area which is closed Monday-Friday 2PM – 6PM Fall and Spring semesters for track practice when classes are in session.

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For the Cyclone Families

Current Recreation Services members that are 18 years of age or older may bring up to four (4) guests (under the age of 18) and one other adult dependent/guest during Family Hours.

Family Hours at State Gym, Beyer, and Lied Recreation Center are Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Hours may vary. Please confirm facility hours prior to arrival.


Lied Recreation Athletic Center 518 Beach Rd Ames, IA 50011-1430 Service Desk phone #: (515) 294-7140