The University of Texas at San Antonio is building the $41.5 million Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE). Designed by Populous and Marmon Mok, the 94,773-sf structure will create a vibrant home for UTSA Athletics, as well as providing enhanced recruiting opportunities for student athletes, coaches, and general enrollment. The two-story building will offer 7,000 sf of academic space, including a 1,000-sf study hall, 10 private tutoring suites, a classroom, a computer lab, and staff offices. A sports medicine center will feature an enclosed hydrotherapy room, treatment areas, an exam room, and a recovery room. Flanked by two practice fields, the project will also house a variety of meeting venues, a 14,000-sf strength and conditioning zone, and a 7,500-sf locker room with a lounge for the football program. The facility is being built by Joeris General Contractors with Project Control as project manager. Ground was broken on the center in March of 2020 and completion is expected in summer of 2021.
The Roadrunner Foundation, a not-for-profit entity, is leasing the land from UTSA and is constructing the building on the university's behalf. UTSA will annually pay the foundation $1 million for up to 25 years, at which point the facility will be donated to the university.