BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association is building a new boathouse as the sport is growing in popularity.
“We’re bringing people into the water,” said Mark Kostrzewski, the association’s president. “I said this day will come and we will have a boathouse for the people of Buffalo.”
Planning for a new boathouse began more than six years ago. The new boathouse will be quite the upgrade for the association as the current one they’re working in is a temporary shell which measures 3500 square feet. The new one, will be two stories, include locker rooms, social rooms, a workout room and will measure 16,000 square feet.
Construction is underway for the new house which is slated to be completed and open in September 2017.
The club has raised more than a million dollars for the house. They say donations are critically important to keep the sport in the spotlight in Western New York. They’re continuing to look for about another million dollars to be able to completely fund the boathouse.
For more information on the club, visit their website here.