Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

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This initiative will construct a new Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence to serve as a hub for the 350+ student-athletes participating in 17 NCAA Division I sport programs at UTSA. The task force will work with an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive multi-purpose sports performance center to provide resources that address student-athlete academic success, safety, performance and wellness.

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Strategic Plan Midpoint Update (Fall 2022)

Opened on August 4, 2021, UTSA’s Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) is a $40.4 million state-of-the-art athletic training facility located near the southwest corner of Main Campus. The design resulted from successful collaborations with global architecture firm Populous, architects MarmonMok, and construction partners Joeris. The project was funded through philanthropic efforts and community partnerships.

The nearly 95,000 square-foot RACE facility includes academic spaces, a sports medicine center, strength and conditioning facilities, locker rooms, meeting rooms, offices for staff and coaches, an equipment room and practice fields. The Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence is a central hub for UTSA Athletics and promotes the academic success, health, wellness and performance of UTSA's student-athletes. As part of its commitment as an urban serving, community-engaged university, UTSA will make the facility available for public use, including for athletics camps and clinics.

The RACE facility will aid in recruiting top student-athletes, promote their holistic success in the classroom and on the field, and further propel UTSA’s national recognition as a public research university.

Upcoming phases of the project will include the addition of a covered pavilion over the synthetic turf practice field and completing the construction of the university’s Park West Campus.

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Phase I
  • August 2018
    Selection of architecture firm
    Establish goals, program and schedule

  • August – October 2018
    Programming data collection
    Stakeholder interviews
    Site analysis
    Develop strategies for fundraising efforts

  • November – December 2018
    Conceptual design and cost estimates

  • December 2018
    Renderings and final report by architecture firm
    Finalize fundraising plan
Phase II
  • January 2019 - To be announced in 2020
    Begin fundraising efforts
    Gain approval from UT System
    Finalize design and select contractor
Phase III
  • To be announced in 2020
    Begin Construction of Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

  • To be announced in 2021
    Completion of Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence

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