UTEP Athletic Facilities
Through the leadership of Director of Athletics, Bob Stull, there has been widespread enhancements to UTEP's athletic facilities.
The $11 million, 65,000-square foot Larry K. Durham Sports Center opened in 2002 and features a 10,000-square foot strength and conditioning center; a sports medicine center; a student-athlete lounge and computer center; a football locker room; football coaches' offices; football positional meeting rooms; and a "Hall of Champions" which is utilized for numerous athletic department functions.
In 2005 construction was completed on the state-of-the-art, $2.2 million Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Not only does the breathtaking facility serve as a home to UTEP's newest athletic team, but it also houses coaches' offices and locker rooms for softball and soccer.
The newest addition is the Foster Stevens Basketball Center, which opened in the spring of 2009. The $14.6 million, 43,000-square foot facility features two practice courts, strength and conditioning center, sports medicine center, academic/film room, coaches' offices, locker rooms, equipment room and lounges for the UTEP men's and women's basketball programs.
There have been renovations on all facilities, which include: new Matrix 46 turf, new video boards and scoreboards in the Sun Bowl (football); new floor, new video boards and scoreboards, men's and women's player and coaches' locker rooms and training room in the Don Haskins Center (basketball); new surface, men's and women's locker room, lounge, lights, bleachers, video board and scorer's booth at Kidd Field (track); scoreboards and locker room in Memorial Gym (volleyball); a complete new field including irrigation and drainage at University Field (soccer); and a high-tech scoring system at the Rifle Range (rifle).