Promoting student success has always been at the forefront of UTSA’s vision, and the recent unveiling of its multimillion-dollar athletic training facility promises to advance this mission even further.
Roadrunner Athletic Center of Excellence (RACE) was designed as a central hub for UTSA Athletics for the promotion of academic success, health, wellness, and performance of the university’s student-athletes.
The $40.4 million training facility housed on over 10 acres is situated at the southwest corner of UTSA’s Main campus and was funded through philanthropic gifts, support from the City of San Antonio’s 2017 bond referendum, and financing from the Roadrunner Foundation. RACE will work to augment UTSA’s recruiting and retention of the nation’s best student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
“Great universities have exceptional academic, research, and athletics enterprises. The addition of RACE will further propel UTSA to national recognition while advancing our success as Division I competitors in Conference USA and generating a great sense of pride for San Antonio,” UTSA President Taylor Eighmy told UTSA Today.
UTSA, through its commitment as a community-engaged university, will make RACE available for public use, including athletics camps and clinics offered. RACE features:
7,000 square feet of academic space, including a 1,000 square-foot study hall, 10 private tutoring rooms, a computer lab, a classroom, and office space for UTSA Athletics Academic Services staff.
A sports medicine center with treatment areas, an exam room, a recovery room, and office space for athletic trainers and physicians. It also will include an enclosed hydrotherapy room and aquatic therapy equipment for rehabilitation.
14,000 square feet of strength and conditioning spaces, including a weight room available to all UTSA student-athletes, with state-of-the-art equipment, a cardio mezzanine, a nutrition center, and office space for trainers and coaches. The space will offer direct access to the practice fields.
Two parallel football practice fields: one synthetic turf field and one field with natural grass.
A 7,500 square-foot locker room will include 120 lockers and a players’ lounge for the football program.
Multiple rooms are located in the center of the facility to accommodate full team gatherings, as well as specialized meeting spaces.