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By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013  Exchange Boathouse
Exchange Boathouse
The OU rowing program competes and trains at the Exchange Boathouse on the scenic Oklahoma River. Part of Oklahoma City's Boathouse District, it is one of the world's premier sites for rowing.

The Exchange Boathouse is located in the Western Basin of the Oklahoma River, a 4,000 meter training course that is included in the river's designation as a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site.

Located just 2.5 miles west of the Boathouse District, the Exchange Boathouse echoes elements of the other three Boathouse District facilities with its translucent polycarbonate walls and columns of light illuminating the night sky.

The facility has served as the home of the Sooners since the program's inception in 2008. Plans are currently being made for a new boathouse for OU. The facility will join the Chesapeake Boathouse, Devon Boathouse and Chesapeake Finish Line Tower in the Boathouse District in downtown Oklahoma City.
 Quick Facts
 Location  Oklahoma River
 Address (Map)  1409 Exchange Ave.
 Oklahoma City, OK  73108
 Course Info  4,000 meter course
 Boathouse Size  Approximately 4,000  square feet
 Related Links
 Rowing Main Page
 Boathouse District
 On-Campus Rowing Training Center
 Oklahoma City Weather
 OU Visitor's Guide


The Exchange Boathouse is located at 1409 Exchange Ave. in Oklahoma City. The facility is situated on the south bank of the Oklahoma River. A map is available here.

Directions from the South (Norman)
Travel north on I-35. Continue onto I-235 north for 0.3 miles and take exit 126 on the left for Interstate 40 west towards Amarillo. Merge onto I-40 W. Travel 1.8 miles and take exit 149 for Western Ave. Turn right (north) onto S. Western Ave. and take the first left (west) onto SW 3rd St. Turn left (south) at the second cross street onto Exchange Ave. The boathouse will be the first right after crossing the Oklahoma River.

Directions from downtown Oklahoma City
Travel west on Reno Ave. Turn left (south) onto Exchange Ave. The boathouse will be the first right after crossing the Oklahoma River.

  OU Invite Parking

Parking for the OU Invitational on March 9 and 10, 2013 is available across the street from the Exchange Boathouse. Directional signage will be in place near the street. More information on the OU Invite can be found here.




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