Facility Friday: UTSA Athletics, VillaSport Club and More | Athletic Business

Facility Friday: UTSA Athletics, VillaSport Club and More

The University of Texas at San Antonio broke ground over the weekend on its $41.5 million athletic facility, the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. The 95,000-square-foot RACE will include locker rooms, a sports medicine center, strength and conditioning facilities, coaches’ offices, meeting rooms and practice fields. Architecture firms Populous and MarmonMok partnered on the design. Construction is expected to last about 14 months, with a target move-in date of Sept. 2021. — GoUTSA.com

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa opened a new location in Katy, Texas earlier this month. The 130,000-square-foot space includes a VillaSpa and VillaCafe, which are made available to the general public. Member areas include locker rooms, four indoor and outdoor pools, a basketball court, fitness space with more than 100 pieces of cardio equipment, and an immersive indoor cycling space called The Trip. — BizJournals.com

Oregon State University opened its P. Wayne Valley Sports Performance Center this week. The $3.64 million facility will serve the school’s 500 student-athletes, and house its strength and conditioning program. The facility includes 22 tons of new weights, a fueling station, a 4,400-square-foot indoor turf field, new staff offices and more. — OSUBeavers.com

Louisiana Tech University has begun construction on new athletics facilities to replace the ones that were destroyed during a powerful tornado last year. Contractor Lincoln Builders has begun work on a baseball facility, and the soccer and softball complex will begin work later this month. The baseball project will include a new stadium, coaches’ offices, a locker room, a meeting room, an athletic training room and hitting facility. Meanwhile, the soccer and softball complex will include new stadiums for both, and a support facility that includes coaches’ offices, meeting rooms, locker rooms, an athletic training room and a shared hitting/practice space. The projects will progress simultaneously, and completion is expected prior to the 2021 seasons for each affected sport. — LaTechSports.com 

Rutgers University has selected architecture firm AECOM to conduct a comprehensive analysis of all of its sports facilities and provide Master Planning services. Rutgers has made significant investment in its sports facilities recently, but will continue that investment with guidance from AECOM to develop scenarios for renovation and construction. — ScarletKnights.com 

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