Pics: UTSA unveils new $40M Roadrunner Athletics Center for Excellence facility

RACE facility will help UTSA in recruiting and retaining coaches and staff

(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas at San Antonio unveiled its new $40.4 million Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence (RACE) to the public on Wednesday.

RACE is an athletic training facility located on nearly 11 acres of land near the southwest corner of the university’s main campus.

It was made possible through philanthropic gifts, support from the City of San Antonio’s 2017 bond referendum and financing from the Roadrunner Foundation.

UTSA officials say RACE will help enhance the university’s competitiveness in recruiting and retaining the nation’s best student-athletes, coaches and staff.

KSAT12's RJ Marquez talks to UTSA's Athletic Director Dr. Lisa Campos about the opening of their new athletics facility.
KSAT12's RJ Marquez talks to UTSA's Athletic Director Dr. Lisa Campos about the opening of their new athletics facility.

The nearly 95,000 square-foot facility includes academic spaces, a sports medicine center, strength and conditioning facilities, locker rooms, meeting rooms, staff and coaches’ offices, an equipment room and practice fields.

As part of its commitment as an urban serving, community-engaged university, UTSA will make RACE available for public use, including for athletics camps and clinics, officials said.

Check out the photos below for an inside look at the RACE building at UTSA.

(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)
(Image of new UTSA RACE building on campus.) (KSAT)

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RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.