(June 27, 2011)--Installation began in May of synthetic grass turf at the recreational fields on the west side of the UTSA Main Campus. Covered by real grass since 2005, the new turf will save water and maintenance costs. The project coordinated by the Office of Facilities is expected to be complete by the end of summer.
The 10-acre Recreational Field Complex is west of the running track and south of the men's baseball field. The turf project will include construction of a 10-foot walking and jogging track surrounding the fields.
The eco-friendly turf offers many benefits over natural grass in San Antonio's persistent dry weather. With no need for maintenance such as fertilizing, seeding, mowing and watering, the turf will benefit UTSA and the environment through an estimated savings of approximately 4.7 million gallons of water per year. UTSA also will receive a San Antonio Water System rebate because of water conservation.
The additional benefits of the low-maintenance, all-weather surface of artificial turf are predictable field conditions, year-round use and extended playing time, since the fields do not have to recover from wear or inclement weather. The crumb-rubber infill of the turf is made from recycled tires and resembles natural grass in shape and texture.
The Recreational Field Complex will continue to house intramural sports, club sports and open recreation programs, which currently provide activities for UTSA students to participate in recreational sports such as flag football, outdoor soccer, lacrosse, softball, rugby and ultimate Frisbee.
>> The field hours of operation for the fall and spring semesters will be 1-11:45 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 1-8 p.m., Friday; and 1-4 p.m., Saturday. For more information, visit the UTSA Campus Recreation website.
>> For construction information and a map of the recreation field site, visit the UTSA Facilities website or contact Facilities Work Control at 210-458-4262.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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