The Roadrunner Athletic Center for Excellence (RACE) is the University of Texas at San Antonio’s premier facility for athletes and athletics staff, with extra emphasis placed on the budding Division I UTSA football program. Populous, the architect of record for the project, worked in collaboration with Marmon Mok on the design.
This complex includes a two-story athletic training facility, a covered all-sports practice pavilion with a synthetic turf football field, and a natural turf outdoor football practice field. The facility houses new day-to-day all-sport team spaces, such as locker rooms, an equipment room, sports medicine facilities (including hydrotherapy and hot and cold plunges), coaches’ offices, team meeting rooms designed to accommodate 150 people with tiered theater-style seating and weight room equipped with a cardio room and a nutrition station. Specifically for football, there are ten position meeting rooms. The football locker rooms are state-of-the-art, featuring a wet area with a player grooming area/barbershop and a dedicated lounge.
Additionally, the facility includes new athletic administration offices and academic spaces. The academic area consists of a study hall space for 75-100 students, small and medium tutor rooms, a conference room, and a computer room. A focal design point is the lobby space, which also serves as a Hall of Fame area with sponsorship integration opportunities, trophy display areas, and UTSA Athletics branded graphics. This space showcases the achievements of UTSA student-athletes throughout history.
Sports Training Facility
Position Meeting Rooms
Synthetic Turf Football Field
Covered All-Sports Practice Pavillion