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WORKING GROUP
Ed Goble, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

COACHES AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR


TEXAS ATHLETICS SPORTS

John Graham, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Frank Erwin Center

Baseball

Arthur Johnson, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Basketball (Mens and Womens)

David Rea, Associate Vice President, Campus Planning and Project Management

Football
Golf (Mens and Womens)

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Rowing
Soccer

Steve Patterson, Mens Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Softball

Chris Plonsky, Womens Athletics Director and Executive Senior Associate


Athletics Director, Mens/Womens, External Services, Intercollegiate Athletics

Swimming and Diving (Mens and Womens)

Michael Bos, Associate Athletics Director, Information


and Technology, Intercollegiate Athletics

Track and Field/Cross Country (Mens and Womens)

Amy Folan, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Tennis (Mens and Womens)

Volleyball

Ed Goble, Executive Senior Associate, Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics


John Graham, Executive Senior Associate AD/FEC
Rebecca Haden, Assistant Athletics Director, Administration, Intercollegiate Athletics
Steve Hank, Chief Revenue Officer, Intercollegiate Athletics
Allen Hardin, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Sports Medicine and Sports Performance
Kathy Harston, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Womens Sports
Arthur Johnson, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
Dave Marmion, Senior Associate Athletics Director,
Business Operations, Intercollegiate Athletics
Randa Ryan, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Student Services

OTHER TEXAS ATHLETICS STAKEHOLDER GROUPS


Frank Erwin Center Staff
Facility Operations and Events Management
Texas Athletics Master Plan Technical Group
Longhorn Band
IMG
Sodexho
Longhorn Network (LHN)

Nick Voinis, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

CONSULTANT TEAM
Sasaki Associates, Inc.
DLR Group
Page Architects, Inc.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
PROCESS
KEY MASTER PLAN DRIVERS AND GOALS
ANALYSIS
TEXAS ATHLETICS PROGRAM AND FACILITY NEEDS
EVENTS CENTER AND BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY OPTIONS
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ATHLETICS MASTER PLAN ACRONYMS


Athletic Fields Pavilion

AFP

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium

DKR

Denton A. Cooley Pavilion

DCP

Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center

WELLER

Frank Denius Fields

DENIUS

Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center

FEC

Indoor Practice Facility (the Bubble) at Frank Denius Fields

THE BUBBLE

L. Theo Bellmont Hall

BELLMONT

Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center

TSC

Longhorn Network

LHN

Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium

MMS

Red and Charline McCombs Field

MCCOMBS

Red McCombs Red Zone (North End Zone)

RMRZ

Richard Mithoff Track and Soccer Fieldhouse

MITHOFF

Texas Rowing Center

TRC

Tex Moncrief, Jr.-V. F. Doc Neuhaus Athletic Center

MNAC

UFCU Disch-Falk Field

UFCU DFF

The University of Texas Golf Club and Academy

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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he Texas Athletics Master Plan builds on the framework established


by the 2012 Campus Master Plan, which addressed the overall
structure and organization of the campus and campus systems, and
identified a range of campus improvements to be implemented over time.
The Texas Athletics Master Plan documents the overall planning process,
issues identified through engagement with Texas Athletics stakeholders,
the program needs for each Texas Athletics sport, and strategies for longterm program accommodation. It also identifies a preferred site for future
replacement basketball facilities in order to secure the site, given competing
demand for campus land, and notes the potential for future development of
athletic venues within the East Campus area.

MASTER PLAN DRIVERS AND GOALS


The Texas Athletics Master Plan was developed based on the several key
drivers that define the overall principles and aspirations for the plan, as well
as expectations around facility standards:

Texas Athletics is financially self-supporting and returns $10.0 million to


$25.0 million to the university annually

Every Texas Athletics program should achieve to an NCAA championship


level by:

PROCESS
The master planning process for the Texas Athletics Master Plan consisted
of the following phases of work:

Phase 1: Analysis and Program

Phase 2: Alternatives Exploration

Phase 3: Master Plan Synthesis

The planning process was organized around a regular rhythm of work


sessions with a working group composed of senior staff from the Office of
Campus Planning and Facilities Management and Intercollegiate Athletics
staff responsible for facilities, a master plan leadership team with senior
representatives of all Texas Athletics departments with an interest in the
plan including the mens and womens athletics directors, and other Texas
Athletics stakeholders.

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Recruiting and retaining the most talented student-athletes

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Attracting and retaining the finest coaches and staff

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Providing state-of-the-art academic support, strength and


conditioning training, and sports medicine programs that emphasize
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Providing facilities for sports performance, sports science, and


nutrition

Every Texas Athletics program should have the best facilities for
recruiting student-athletes and serving teams and clients (supporters)

The Texas Athletics Master Plan should refine the 2012 Campus Master
Plan to improve and create certainty for the future of athletic facilities

Community relations (in particular East Campus) are factors in master


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The Leadership Team also outlined the following goals for the master plan
that set expectations concerning the outcomes of the planning process, and
helped to guide decisions around the program and program accommodation
strategies for each Texas Athletics sport:

TEXAS ATHLETICS PROGRAM AND FACILITY NEEDS


The Texas Athletics master planning process began with interviews with
Texas Athletics leadership together with representatives of each sport,
identifying current and long-term athletic facility needs and requests.
In addition, Texas Athletics maintains a capital projects list that includes
ongoing maintenance and planned upgrades to existing facilities. The list
was shared with the consultant team to supplement the needs and requests
identified in the stakeholder interviews. This information was consolidated
to create a comprehensive facilities program for Texas Athletics, which was
reviewed with the Leadership Team and confirmed with the various coaches.
The facilities program consists of shared facilities for student athletes, such
as strength and conditioning, sports medicine, academic support, and
dining, together with detailed facility programs for each Texas Athletics
sport and auxiliary unit.

Create best-in-class athletic facilities that are flexible, functional,


efficient, cost effective, and sustainable

Mitigate the challenges of student-athletes schedules by locating


athletic venues in close proximity to the RMRZ, other athletic facilities,
and academic resources

Improve the operational efficiency and convenience of athletic facilities


for daily and event day operations, including service functions, ingress
and egress, and safety and security; consider cross- or multi-functional
use of facilities for improved efficiency

Create a brand experience for all Texas Athletics stakeholders, including


recruits, student-athletes, students, donors, spectators, faculty, staff,
visitors, vendors, and corporate sponsors

Emphasize quality standards: safety, Texas hospitality, teamwork, and


efficiency

The Leadership Team identified major priorities from the overall program
together with general facility improvements, also listed below. Detailed
programs for shared sports training facilities and for each Texas Athletics
sport are described in this report.

Enhance the game-day experience

ATHLETIC FACILITIES MAJOR PRIORITIES

Promote revenue-generating opportunities for athletic facilities

Athletics dining facility in RMRZ

BaseballUFCU Disch-Falk Field player development improvements,


team operations upgrades, and family-friendly areas

BasketballReplace Cooley Pavilion with a new practice facility

Replace Frank Erwin Center with a new events center on campus or off
campus

FootballDKR-Texas Memorial Stadium South End Zone addition and


Moncrief Neuhaus Athletic Center renovation

GolfShort game facility upgrades and course upgrades

RowingOn-campus training facility and modest upgrades at existing


facility

SoccerNew dedicated stadium and practice field facility

SoftballMcCombs Field upgrades

CONTEXT
Texas Athletics owns a range of practice and performance facilities, both
on and off-campus, to support each Texas Athletics sport. A few facilities
are shared through arrangements with the universitys recreational sports
program. It also offers shared training, conditioning, and academic support
programs within several shared venues.
Most Texas Athletics facilities are located within the area defined by the
2012 Campus Master Plan as the Central Campus, which is generally located
between Waller Creek, I-35, Dean Keeton Street, and Martin Luther King
Jr. Boulevard, and within the East Campus area east of I-35 and bordered
primarily by East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Manor Road, and Leona
Street. The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Event Center is located south of
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SwimmingOutdoor swimming and diving pool, upgrades to student


athlete areas

TennisNew outdoor complex

Track and FieldMyers Stadium and Mithoff Fieldhouse upgrades

Master production room and video master control room

GENERAL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS


Improve overall technology in all venues, including video, audio, wi-fi,


and credit card processing

Add storage in all facilities

Create revenue-generating amenities

Develop solution for lost surface parking

Create new tailgating and game-day experiences

Add Longhorn Network (LHN) production location with proximity to


multiple venues

Create satellite player development areas at venues with limited


services, including strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and
nutrition

Create athletic housing opportunities on campus

Add or replace electronic video display in all venues

Add sports field space

EVENTS CENTER AND PRACTICE FACILITY SITE


OPTIONS
The consultant team explored several alternative site options for the
replacement of the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center and Denton
A. Cooley Pavilion, which are expected to be displaced over time by future
development within the UT Medical District. The studies tested the capacity
of each site to accommodate the facilities, taking into consideration
adjacencies, relationships with other athletic venues, displacements, impact
of Capitol View Corridors, access, service, parking, utility locations, and
integration within the 2012 Campus Master Plan framework.

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A total of five site options and two sub-options were explored with the
Working Group and Leadership Team, and ultimately presented to the
university Facililties and Space Council. While there were advantages and
disadvantages associated with each site, the Facilities and Space Council
expressed a preference for site option 3 if located on campus for several
reasons:

Development of the events center on this site would require less


displacement than most of the other options, so construction could
occur within an earlier timeframe than on other sites, and overall
development costs would be significantly lower

There are fewer competing uses for the site, and the sites along San
Jacinto Boulevard would be preserved for future academic, medical, or
research use

Adjacencies with other Texas Athletics venues would create a more


integrated athletics district within the Central Campus, with convenient
access to shared facilities

The concept for site option 3 places the events center in the area south of
Myers Stadium between Red River Street and Robert Dedman Drive on Lot
70. Although the mens basketball program needs seating for approximately
12,000 spectators, the entertainment market for this venue in Austin
demands a minimum of 13,500 seats, using a stage at one end with 180
degrees of viewing. The new events center size was generated from this
premise and the ability to fit a full-sized ice hockey rink on the floor, should
one be added. The resulting seating capacity for basketball is 15,300 if the
upper level seating is omitted at the stage end. If the entire upper level
ring is filled with seating, the events centers maximum capacity could be
as high as 17,450 seats when used as a basketball arena. (The current Frank
Erwin Center has a 16,540-seat capacity for basketball. Average attendance
over the last five years has been 12,275 with the peak attendance reaching
approximately 14,629.)
Based on the Facilities and Space Councils direction, the consultant team
prepared a more detailed study of site option 3 that further explored both
the events center program, including seating capacity and conceptual
layouts, and the integration of the center within the site and surrounding
context. This included overall site layout and building configuration;
vehicular, pedestrian and service access; building height and grades relative
to Capitol View Corridors; and utility displacements. The future basketball
practice facility is proposed for Lot 37, the corner of Red River Street and
Clyde Littlefield Drive.

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INTRODUCTION
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he UT Austin 2012 Campus Master Plan established an overall


framework for the long-term stewardship of UTs campus, and the
integration over time of elements such as academics, student life,
student housing, and athletics. The master planning process accentuated
the need to develop additional plans in a variety of areas not included in the
initial phase of planning, including long-range planning for the universitys
athletic facilities.
Planning for Texas Athletics initially occurred within the context of a broader
master planning study for UTs East Campus, which is university property
east of I-35, and which currently contains several large athletic venues.
Thus, the East Campus study included an assessment of the potential to
accommodate additional Texas Athletics facilities within the area, including
the Penick-Allison Tennis Center displaced by the construction of the UT
Austin Medical District.
The East Campus planning process was initiated in May 2013 and involved
consultation with a range of stakeholders, including Texas Athletics. The
planning process was successful in identifying key issues for planning, and
establishing an overall planning and urban design framework for the area.
It also revealed the current fragmented pattern of land ownership within
East Campus is a significant constraint, and UT will eventually need to
consolidate landholdings to create viable development parcels that could
accommodate major program elements. The East Campus planning effort
was put on hold at the end of 2013 due to concerns raised by the adjacent
Blackland community over the potential impact of athletic uses across from
the residential neighborhood located east of Leona Street.

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In the meantime, Texas Athletics elected to move forward with a separate,


more comprehensive long-range planning study to address the facility needs
for all Texas Athletics sports. A key driver of the plan was the need to identify
a new site for the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center and Denton A.
Cooley Pavilion basketball facilities, given their potential displacement by
future development within the UT Austin Medical District.
The Texas Athletics master planning process identified the program needs
and recommended accommodation strategies for each Texas Athletics
sport. The need to find a permanent location for the Tennis Center
prompted a new round of conversations with the Blackland community
concerning potential uses in the East Campus area. Through this effort, the
university committed to developing graduate student housing along Leona
Street as a buffer between university uses to the west and the residential
neighborhood to the east. With this commitment the university was able to
gain community support for the development of additional athletic venues
within the East Campus area, including a replacement Tennis Center facility.
The resolution of this key issue facilitated the successful conclusion of the
master planning effort.
The Texas Athletics master plan, which is documented in this report,
summarizes the overall planning process, issues that were identified through
engagement with Texas Athletics stakeholders, the program needs for each
Texas Athletics sport, and strategies for long-term program accommodation.
It also identifies a preferred site for future replacement basketball facilities in
order to secure the sites, given competing demand for land on the campus,
and aligns with the East Campus Master Plan, including the proposed site
for the Tennis Center.

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TEXAS ATHLETICS OVERVIEW


The University of Texas at Austin competes at the NCAA Division I level and
is one of the original members of the Big 12 Conference. Also known as the
Longhorns or the Horns, the university offers 20 mens and womens sports,
and has a history of excellence including 50 team national championships in
10 different sports. Texas Athletics sports include the following:

between Waller Creek, I-35, East Dean Keeton Street, and East Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Other major venues are located south of Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard, within East Campus, and a few smaller venues are
located off-campus in other areas of Austin.
The following is an overview of the major Texas Athletics sports venues.

Baseball

DARRELL K ROYAL- TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM

Basketball (Mens and Womens)

Football

Golf (Mens and Womens)

Rowing

Soccer

Originally dedicated in 1924, the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium


(DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium) has gone through a perpetual state of
upgrades and renovations over the years, enhancing the fan and studentathlete experience. Now with a 100,119 capacity, the stadium has a variety
of seating options including bench seats, chair-backs, upper deck, lower
level, suites, and clubs. The synthetic turf field surface at Joe Jamail Field
was replaced in spring 2013.

Softball

RED MCCOMBS RED ZONE (NORTH END ZONE)

Swimming and Diving (Mens and Womens)

Tennis (Mens and Womens)

Track and Field/Cross Country (Mens and Womens)

Volleyball

In 2008, renovations to the north end zone, named the Red McCombs
Red Zone (RMRZ), were completed with the addition of an upper deck,
approximately 4,300 club seats, and 47 suites, and renovation to the lower
deck. Initial construction of the RMRZ also included a new academic center
for Texas Athletics, a war memorial plaza, and a food court. The RMRZ was
designed to accommodate future expansion of athletics, which in short time
included a consolidated home for Longhorn Athletics. The RMRZ houses the
mens and womens athletics directors, coaches offices, the T-Association,
the Longhorn Foundation, Business/Travel, Human Resources, Events,
Trademark & Licensing, Communications, and Texas Athletics IT.

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VENUES
Texas Athletics owns a range of practice and performance facilities both on
and off-campus to support each Texas Athletics sport. The north end zone
of the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is the hub of Texas Athletics,
and it contains the centralized administrative offices, coaches offices,
headquarters for all student-athlete support services, including academic,
strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sports medicine, and the Volleyball
Player Development Center.
A few facilities are shared through arrangements with the universitys
Division of Recreational Sports. It also offers shared training, conditioning,
and academic support programs within several shared venues.
Most Texas Athletics facilities are located within the area the 2012 Campus
Master Plan defines as the Central Campus, which is generally located

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The Red McCombs Red Zone Sports Medicine and Strength Training
Project, located in the lower levels of the RMRZ, was completed in summer
2013. The two-floor, 32,000-square-foot facility includes a state-of-the-art
sports medicine facility on the upper floor, which affords access to premier
clinical and rehabilitative personnel and services, and a strength training
complex on the lower floor. Amenities include a hydrotherapy pool, two
plunge pools, golf putting and simulator area, 40-yard acceleration track,
nutrition area, and student-athlete and staff locker rooms. The Volleyball
Player Development Center was completed March 2015 and the Texas
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Built in 1986, the Tex Moncrief, Jr.-V. F. Doc Neuhaus Athletic Center
(Moncrief-Neuhaus) is located at the south end of DKR-Texas Memorial
Stadium. Moncrief-Neuhaus serves as a comprehensive football support
facility and contains football offices, meeting rooms, equipment room, film
room, players lounge, hall of fame, academic center, football strength and
conditioning, and the football sports medicine center. The roof of MoncriefNeuhaus provides an enclosed synthetic-turf partial field used for team
walkthroughs and special events.

MIKE A. MYERS TRACK AND SOCCER STADIUM


Mike A. Myers Stadium (Myers Stadium) is home to the UT soccer and track
and field programs. Built in 1999, the facility consists of a nine-lane oval
and straight track with a natural grass soccer field in the center. Long jump,
triple jump, and pole vault events occur beyond the oval, while the throwing
events have a dedicated space to the northeast of the track. As host of the
Texas Relays, Myers Stadium has seating for more than 20,000 spectators
and has lighting for night events. Recent seating additions for soccer have
created a more intimate experience by adding seating on the track and
blocking off the west seating with TEXAS signage.

RICHARD MITHOFF TRACK AND SOCCER FIELDHOUSE


Built in 1999, Mithoff Fieldhouse is located adjacent to Myers Stadium to
the southwest, and houses coaches offices, locker rooms, and team lounges
for the UT soccer and mens and womens track and field programs. The
fieldhouse also includes a satellite sports medicine suite and visitor locker
rooms. With a recent combining of the coaching staff of mens and womens
track and availability of shell space in the basement, a future renovation of
the programs will allow a more efficient use of the space.

FRANK C. ERWIN, JR. SPECIAL EVENTS CENTER


The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center (Frank Erwin Center) is the
competition arena for the UT mens and womens basketball programs and
also hosts graduations, university events, and numerous concerts and shows.
The facility opened in 1977 and has undergone some significant upgrades
and renovations. Currently the Frank Erwin Center has a total capacity of
16,540 seats including 28 suites.

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DENTON A. COOLEY PAVILION


Located just south of the Frank Erwin Center, the Denton A. Cooley Pavilion
(Cooley Pavilion) opened in 2003 and serves as a practice facility for the UT
mens and womens basketball programs. Each team has its own dedicated
practice space consisting of a full-length court and an additional five practice
hoops. Also within Cooley Pavilion are mens and womens basketball locker
rooms and team lounges, coaches offices, team film room, basketball
strength and conditioning, and sports medicine facilities.

LEE AND JOE JAMAIL TEXAS SWIMMING CENTER


The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (Texas Swimming Center)
was opened in 1979 and is home to the UT mens and womens swimming
and diving programs. The eight-lane 50-meter pool is nine feet deep and
features two movable bulkheads that allow the pool to be converted to a
25-meter or 25-yard course. Because of its depth and bulkhead layout, the
facility is considered one of the fastest competition pools in the world. The
Texas Swimming Center has a separate diving pool equipped with a fivetier diving tower as well as 10 additional diving springboards. The seating
capacity of the Texas Swimming Center is 2,600.

GREGORY GYMNASIUM
Gregory Gymnasium (Gregory Gym) is operated by UTs Division of
Recreational Sports, which leases the gym to Texas Athletics as the home
competition venue for the UT volleyball team. Built in 1930, the gym has
seating for 4,000 spectators and includes team locker rooms, player lounge,
satellite sports medicine center, meeting rooms, and coaches offices.

UFCU DISCH-FALK FIELD


Located on East Campus and home to the UT baseball program, UFCU
Disch-Falk Field (Disch-Falk Field) was built in 1975 and most recently
renovated in 2009. The field has seating for 6,649 spectators and includes
19 suites. Baseball team space includes locker rooms, team meeting areas,
a skills development area, batting cages, strength and conditioning space
(shared with softball), and sports medicine center. The outfield wall ranges
from 325 feet to 405 feet from home plate. The field surface is artificial turf.

RED AND CHARLINE MCCOMBS FIELD


Also located on East Campus, Red and Charline McCombs Field (McCombs
Field) opened in 1997 and is home to the UT softball program. The stadium

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well as team locker rooms and coaches offices. McCombs Field also has
batting cages. The outfield is natural grass.

INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY AT FRANK DENIUS FIELDS


The indoor practice facility (the Bubble) at Frank Denius Fields was added
in 2002 and covers a full-length synthetic turf football practice field. The
temperature-controlled bubble is 61 feet high at the center and is used by
many university teams as well as the Longhorn Band.

FRANK DENIUS FIELDS


Composed of one full-length practice field and one 90-yard practice field,
the Frank Denius Fields are located adjacent to the Bubble and complete
the UT football practice area. Both fields are natural grass and have lights
for evening use.

WHITAKER FIELDS
Located three miles north of Main Campus, Whitaker Fields is a collection
of multipurpose recreation fields controlled by the Division of Recreational
Sports. Intramural and club use includes flag football, soccer, softball, rugby,
and tennis. Displaced by the UT Austin Medical District, a temporary home
for the UT tennis program has been established at Whitaker Fields and
includes renovation to tennis courts, seating, office space, and storage.

TEXAS ROWING CENTER


The Texas Rowing Center (Rowing Center) is located on Lady Bird Lake
southwest of Main Campus. The Rowing Center has ample storage and
training space and the calm water coupled with Austins climate allows for
year-round in-water training. The facility also has team locker rooms, boat
storage, and space for 40 ergometers.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GOLF CLUB AND ACADEMY


The University of Texas Golf Club and Academy (Golf Club and Academy) is
located at Steiner Ranch in northwest Austin overlooking Lake Austin. The
71-par course is supported by the Golf Academy and a short-game practice
area. The Golf Academy contains locker rooms, team rooms, academic
facilities, and three hitting bays, each with their own launch monitor viewing
and recording system. The Weller Tennis Center is also located at this site.

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PROCESS
The master planning process for the Texas Athletics Master Plan consisted
of three phases of work: analysis and program, alternatives exploration, and
master plan synthesis.
The planning process was organized around a regular rhythm of work sessions
with a working group composed of senior staff from Campus Planning and
Project Management and Intercollegiate Athletics staff responsible for
facilities; a master plan leadership team with senior representatives of all
Texas Athletics departments with an interest in the plan, including the mens
and womens athletics directors; and other Texas Athletics stakeholders.
During Phase 1 of the planning process, the consultant team met with the
Working Group and the Leadership Team, and held in-person and telephone
interviews with the coaches of each Texas Athletics sport and other Texas
Athletics stakeholders to identify key issues and program needs. These
interviews included the following.

COACHES AND TEXAS ATHLETICS SPORTS


REPRESENTATIVES

Sports Medicine

Sports Performance

Swimming and Diving (Mens and Womens)

Tennis (Mens and Womens)

Track and Field/Cross Country (Mens and Womens)

Volleyball

OTHER TEXAS ATHLETICS STAKEHOLDERS


Frank Erwin Center Staff (Events center programming)

Campus Safety & Security

Parking and Transportation Services

Facility Operations and Events Management

Texas Athletics Master Plan Technical Group

Baseball

Longhorn Band

Basketball (Mens and Womens)

IMG

Football

Sodexo

Golf (Mens and Womens)

Longhorn Network (LHN)

Rowing

Soccer

Softball

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The work sessions brought key stakeholders together to review work


progress, discuss specific aspects of the plan, and provide direction on
critical decisions required for moving forward. Work sessions were held
in Austin approximately every four weeks.

T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E X A S AT A U S T I N

The following is an overview of each phase of work.

PHASE 1: ANALYSIS AND PROGRAM


Phase 1 focused on identifying key issues for planning, analyzing current
conditions, developing a facilities program for each Texas Athletics sport,
and exploring initial master plan alternatives. Phase 1 began with an oncampus work session that included meetings with the Working Group and
Leadership Team, followed by interviews with representatives of each Texas
Athletics sport. The interviews were aimed at surfacing issues specific to
each sport, as well as their program needs. Site visits to key athletic venues
were also scheduled during the work session.
Following the work session, additional telephone interviews were held with
several coaches who were unable to meet during the initial campus visit.
Phase 1 also involved an analysis of existing athletic venues and potential
sites within the context of the overall campus master plan, taking into
consideration pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and transit access; parking; travel
times for student athletes; integration with the broader campus environment;
Capitol View Corridors; game day experience; and other issues. Preliminary
options for the siting of a replacement events center and basketball practice
facility were also explored.
The findings of the analysis phase and preliminary basketball facility
siting options were synthesized for review in a second work session with
the Working Group and Leadership Team, who provided direction for the
development of alternatives during Phase 2 of the planning process.

PHASE 2: ALTERNATIVES EXPLO RATION


Phase 2 of the planning process focused on the accommodation of the
program for each sport, and more detailed studies of the potential events
center and practice facility sites. The studies examined site capacity,
adjacencies, relationships with surroundings uses and other athletic venues,
access, service, proximity of parking, impact of Capitol View Corridors, and
integration within the overall campus master plan framework. Conceptual
budget estimates and a comparative assessment of the different options
were prepared to assist in their evaluation.
The program accommodation strategies and detailed site studies were
presented to the Working Group and Leadership Team at the conclusion
of Phase 2. Subsequently, the studies were presented to the universitys

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Facilities and Space Council to solicit input on the site options and to select
a preferred option. The Facilities and Space Council considered broader
campus master plan context, competing priorities for university land, and
costs in evaluating potential options.

PHASE 3: MASTER PLAN SYNTHESIS


Phase 3 of the master planning process focused on the refinement of the
preferred events center and basketball practice facility site option and
documentation of the Texas Athletics Master Plan. While the master planning
effort established the program needs and recommended accommodation
strategies for most Texas Athletics sports, a satisfactory permanent location
for the tennis program had not been identified by this stage in the planning
process. This situation prompted the university to initiate a renewed East
Campus planning effort to reevaluate opportunities within East Campus.
The East Campus master plan facilitated further dialogue with the Blackland
community concerning uses that would be compatible with the adjacent
residential neighborhood, and explored opportunities to accommodate
graduate student housing, parking, as well as additional Texas Athletics
uses. Through this effort, the university committed to developing graduate
student housing along Leona Street as a buffer between university uses to
the west and the residential neighborhood to the east. With this commitment
the university was able to gain community support for the development of a
replacement tennis center facility.
The East Campus master plan identifies a site for a replacement tennis
center on the site currently occupied by the Printing and Press Building,
and also identifies improvements for the softball and baseball programs.
The East Campus master plan suggests the eventual acquisition of several
out-parcels the university does not currently own in order to create viable
development parcelsan initiative endorsed by community representatives.
The identification of a satisfactory site for the Tennis Center and additional
Texas Athletics uses within East Campus brought to a conclusion the key
unresolved issue in the master planfacilitating the conclusion of the overall
master planning process. The final master plan, which is documented in this
report, defines a program and related program accommodation strategy
for each Texas Athletics sport, together with overall program priorities. It
contains a summary of the events center siting options, with a more detailed
description of the preferred option that also highlights key implementation
considerations.

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KEY MASTER PLAN


DRIVERS AND GOALS
KEY MASTER PLAN DRIVERS
The Texas Athletics Master Plan was developed based on the following
key drivers identified by the Leadership Team early in the planning
process. The drivers outlined the overall principles and aspirations for
the plan, as well as expectations around facility standards:

Texas Athletics is one of the premier athletic departments in the


United States

Texas Athletics is financially self-supporting and returns $10.0 million


to $25.0 million to the university annually

Every Texas Athletics program should achieve to an NCAA


championship level by:
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Recruiting and retaining the most talented student-athletes

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Attracting and retaining the finest coaches and staff

oo

Providing state-of-the-art academic support, strength and


conditioning, training, and sports medicine programs that
emphasize achievement and the overall well-being of studentathletes

oo

Providing facilities for sports performance, sports science, and


nutrition

Every Texas Athletics program should have the best facilities for
recruiting student-athletes and serving teams and clients (supporters)

The Texas Athletics Master Plan should refine the 2012 Campus
Master Plan to improve and create certainty for the future of athletic
facilities

Community relations (in particular East Campus) are factors in


master plan development decisions

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GOALS
The Leadership Team also outlined the following goals for the master
plan:

Create best-in-class athletic facilities that are flexible, functional,


efficient, cost effective, and sustainable

Mitigate the challenges of student-athletes schedules by locating


athletic venues in close proximity to the RMRZ, other athletic
facilities, and academic resources

Improve the operational efficiency and convenience of athletic


facilities for daily and event-day operations, including service
functions, ingress and egress, and safety and security; consider
cross- or multi-functional use of facilities for improved efficiency

Create a brand experience for all Texas Athletics stakeholders,


including recruits, student-athletes, students, donors, spectators,
faculty, staff, visitors, vendors, and corporate sponsors

Emphasize quality standards: safety, Texas hospitality, teamwork


and efficiency

Enhance the game-day experience

Promote revenue-generating opportunities for athletic facilities

The master plan goals set expectations concerning the outcomes of the
planning process, and helped to guide decisions around the program
and program accommodation strategies for each Texas Athletics sport.

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ANALYSIS
The UT Austin 2012 Campus Master Plan established an overall framework for
campus development that addressed the overall structure and organization
of the campus and campus systems, and identified a range of campus
improvements to be implemented over time. The 2012 Campus Master Plan
also identified sites for new university facilities, but in most cases did not
assign users or specific programs to these facilities.
Most Texas Athletics facilities are located within the area the 2012 Campus
Master Plan defined as the Central Campus, which is generally located
between Waller Creek, I-35, East Dean Keeton Street and East Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and within the East Campus area east of I-35,
and bordered primarily by East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Manor
Road, and Leona Street. The Frank Erwin Center is located south of Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard within the new UT Austin Medical District. The
following analysis examined Texas Athletics facilities within the context of
the 2012 Campus Master Plan framework and proposed improvements for
these areas, as well as the master plan for the UT Austin Medical District.

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UT Golf Club &


UT
GOLF CLUB AND
Weller Tennis
Center
WELLER
TENNIS
CENTER
23
23MILES
miles
38-46
38-46MINUTES
mins

UT Golf Club &


Weller Tennis
Center
TEXAS
ROWING
CENTER
3.5
23 MILES
miles
15-20
38-46MINUTES
mins

UT Rowing Center
3.5 miles
15-20 mins

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UT Golf Club &


Weller Tennis
Center
WHITAKER
FIELDS
223
MILES
miles
10-20
38-46 MINUTES
mins

UT Tennis Center
2 miles
10-20 mins

UT Tennis Center
2 miles
10-20 mins

UT Rowing Center
3.5 miles
15-20 mins

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TOPOGRAPHY
Topography within the Central and East Campus areas ranges from a high
elevation of 613 feet north of East Campus, sloping to a low elevation of
475 feet at Waller Creek. East-west grades change 80 feet within Central
Campus, including 40 feet from the northeast area to the southwest corner
of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. Grade changes create opportunities to
facilitate service access for future facilities.

LAND USE

ELEVATION IN FEET

VALLEY

610-620

530-540

BUILDINGS

600-610

520-530

CAMP US BOUNDARY

590-600

510-520

580-590

500-510

570-580

490-500

560-570

480-490

550-560

470-480

540-550

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CAPITOL VIEW CORRIDORS


Portions of Central Campus are located within an area subject to Capitol
View Corridor (CVC) restrictions. The CVCs establish maximum building
heights within the corridor areas in order to preserve views of the Texas
Capitol from defined viewpoints. Spot elevations indicate the delta between
ground elevations and view corridor height limit.
Both the State of Texas and City of Austin have adopted view corridors,
which in most cases align. UTs Office of General Counsel advises that the
university is obliged to abide by the state CVCs. All seven CVCs within
Central Campus are state view corridors, and five are also adopted by the
city. There is a discrepancy between state and city interpretation of CVC 13
elevations; however, the state definition, which is less restrictive, prevails.

+20

+116
+31

The following are the CVCs that impact the Central Campus area.
State and City

CVC 13: southbound lanes of the I-35 upper deck between Concordia
University and the MLK Boulevard overpass

CVC 22: 38th Street and Red River Corridor

CVC 23: Robert Mueller Municipal Airport

CVC 24: MLK Boulevard and I-35

CVC 25: Oakwood Cemetery

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+71

+100 +102
+123
+114
+16

13
23

30
24

State Only

CVC 27: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

CVC 29: field level of Texas Memorial Stadium Practice Center

CVC 30: Texas Swimming Center entrance terrace

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PEDESTRIAN ROUTES AND WALKING


DISTANCES FROM DKR-TEXAS MEMORIAL
STADIUM
Walkability and proximity are important for student athletes traveling
between study, training, practice, and competition venues. Pedestrian travel
from the RMRZ and adjacent East Transit Mall ranges from 6 to 16 minutes
for most on-campus athletic facilities.
Off-campus athletic facilities, including UT Golf Club, Texas Rowing Center,
Weller Tennis Center, and UT Tennis Center at Whitaker Fields, are located
up to 23 miles from Main Campus, and are beyond walking distance.

PEDESTRIAN ROUTES FROM MEMORIAL STADIUM


T EN MINUT ES WALKI NG C I R C L E
MEMORIAL STADIUM
COOLEY PAVILION
T EXAS SWIMMING CE NTE R
EAST CAMP US AT H L E TI C FI E L DS
INDOOR P RACT ICE FI E L DS
GREGORY GY M
MY ERS STADIUM

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BICYCLE ROUTES
Bicycle access provides another means of transit for student athletes. Several
City of Austin and on-campus bicycle routes are planned. Proposed routes
provide improved access to the stadium and RMRZ facilities.

BICYCLE ROUTES TO MEMORIAL STADIUM


EXIST ING BIKE LANE
P ROP OSED BIKE LA NE FR O M C I TY
EXIST ING CLIMBING L ANE
EXIST ING WIDE CUR B
EXIST ING SH ARED L ANE
P ROP OSED BIKE BO UL E VAR D

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CAMPUS BUS ROUTES AND URBAN RAIL


The East Transit Mall is a central hub for both UT shuttle and Capital Metro
transit buses, and facilitates convenient access to athletic venues located in
the RMRZ and Central Campus.
The 2012 Campus Master Plan identifies San Jacinto Boulevard as a
potential route for future urban rail service currently being planned in Austin.
While this route provides excellent access to the stadium and East Transit
Mall, impacts of rail service on football game days and ongoing stadium
operations need to be considered and addressed in planning.

EXISTING SHUTTLE ROUTES

EXISTING BUS ROUTES

CROSSING P LACE

C AME R O N R O AD

EAST CAMP US

E NFI E L D R O AD

FOR T Y ACRES

PI C K L E R E SE AR C H C AMPUS

FAR WEST

W I C K E R SH AM L ANE

INT RAMURAL FIELD S


LAKE AUST IN
LAKESH ORE
NOR T H RIVERSIDE
RED RIVER
WEST CAMP US

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POTENTIAL URBAN RAIL


PR O PO SE D UR B AN R AI L
PR O PO SE D UR B AN
R AI L STO PS

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VEHICULAR CIRCULATION
San Jacinto Boulevard, Dean Keeton Street, Red River Street, and Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard are the major city streets that provide access to
Texas Athletics venues located within Central Campus.

VEHICULAR CIRCULATION
I-35
CIT Y ROAD
CAMP US ROAD

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PARKING
Several large surface lots and parking garages are located in close proximity
to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and the Frank Erwin Center, and state
garages located on Trinity Street provide additional parking on game days.
The 2012 Campus Master Plan proposed four parking garages on existing
surface lots to accommodate anticipated growth. Development of surface
lots will need to take into consideration and address parking displacement.

EXISTING PARKING
EXIST ING SURFACE PAR K I NG
EXIST ING PARKING GAR AGE
GARAGE UNDER CO NSTR UC TI O N

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UTILITIES
Utilities are located within several corridors in Central Campus. Electricity,
gas, stormwater, and chilled water and steam utilities run north-south along
Robert Dedman Drive. Chilled water and steam, sanitary sewer, electricity,
and gas lines also run east-west along Clyde Littlefield Drive. Development of
sites within Central Campus will require confirmation of utility infrastructure
capacity and may require utility relocation in some instances. The planned
relocation of a gas line may impact development south of the Recreational
Sports Center.

EXISTING UTILITIES
ELECT RICIT Y
GAS
SANITARY
CH ILLED/ H OT WAT E R
WAT ER
ST ORM

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EVENT DAY EXPERIENCE


Game days for major sporting events attract large populations to the UT
campus. A key issue for Texas Athletics is management of game-day events
to ensure safety, a high-quality fan experience, efficient operations, and
positive community relations. The following is an overview of game-day
conditions for major sports events.

FOOTBALL

(DKR-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM)

Football game day brings vitality to the campus with tailgating and social
events within the campus lawns, plazas, and surface parking lots. Vehicular
access and traffic flow to the campus is controlled from the periphery of
the Core and Central Campus areas. Longhorn Foundation patrons are
directed to designated Longhorn Foundation surface parking lots and
garages throughout the Central and East Campus areas. Other parking is
provided within East Campus and UT, City of Austin, and state parking lots
and garages south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. As surface parking
lots become repurposed for other campus uses, alternative tailgating and
parking options need to be considered. Longhorn Foundation hospitality
areas are set up at various locations within DKR, to the north outside of the
Texas Performing Arts Center, and to the south at Moncrief-Neuhaus Center.
A high percentage of spectators enter the stadium from Gate 1, and other
major entrances include Gates 8, 25, and 32. Planning for this area of campus
needs to take into consideration pedestrian flows to the major stadium
entrances and from east to west within DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Concessions and restrooms on the east side of the stadium are reported to
create bottlenecks at the ends of the stadium.

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= 500 People

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MEMORIAL STADIUM
C

T R AF FIC CO NTRO L PO INT


E N T R A NCE

S
E

S E R V ICE ENTRA NCE


S O L E ENTRY PO INT F O R CO M M ERCIA L
V E H I CLES , LIM O S , A ND TA XIS
P R E - GA M E PLAYERS WA LK
M E M O RIA L S TA DIU M
L O N GHO RN F O U NDATIO N PA RK ING
L O N GHO RN F O U NDATIO N GA RA GE
D I S ABILITY PA RKING $ 2 0
R V PA RKING
S T UDENT PA RKING
BUS PARKING
G AT H ERING A REA

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BASKETBALL

(FRANK ERWIN CENTER)

Vehicular access to the Frank Erwin Center occurs from Red River Street and
I-35 Frontage Road. Vehicles are directed to parking in UT, City of Austin,
and state lots and garages within a short walk of the arena. There is reserved
Longhorn Foundation parking in Lot 118 and Lot 108. An alternative
location for Longhorn Foundation parking will be required when these lots
are eventually replaced for other campus uses.
Primary pedestrian flows occur from surrounding parking areas, including
state garages west of Trinity Street. Consideration will need to be given to
managing pedestrian flows through the UT Austin Medical District as it is
developed.
Texas Athletics would like to improve the game-day experience to draw
spectators into the Frank Erwin Center before the start of games.

FRANK ERWIN CENTER


FRANK ER WIN CENTE R
LONGH ORN FOUND ATI O N PAR K I NG
DISABILIT Y PARKING $7
P UBLIC PARKING GAR AGE $12
P UBLIC PARKING $1 2
ENT RANCE

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TRACK AND SOCCER

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(MYERS STADIUM)

Vehicular access to Myers Stadium is controlled from the campus edges.


There is reserved Longhorn Foundation parking at Lot 37, and the parking
lot south of Myers Stadium is used for athlete staging and officials. An
alternative parking location will be required if this lot is eventually replaced
for other campus uses.
Primary pedestrian gates are located at the northwest, northeast, and
southeast corners, and the athlete entrance is located at the southeast
corner. Concessions and restrooms on the west side of the stadium are
reported to create bottlenecks at the ends of the stadium.

MYERS STADIUM
MY ERS STADIUM
ENT RANCE

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BASEBALL

(UFCU DISCH-FALK FIELD)

The primary vehicular access to UFCU Disch-Falk Field occurs from Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Reserved Longhorn Foundation parking is close
to the stadium and public parking is off Comal Street to the north and Leona
Street to the east. The primary pedestrian entrance to the field occurs along
the third base line.
Texas Athletics would like to improve the game-day spectator experience
with events both inside and outside of gates before, during, and after games.

UFCU DISCH-FALK FIELD


UFCU DISCH -FALK F I E L D
LONGH ORN FOUNDATI O N PAR K I NG
DISABILIT Y PARKING
P UBLIC PARKING GA R AGE
P UBLIC PARKING $5
ENT RANCE

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SOFTBALL

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(MCCOMBS FIELD)

The primary vehicular access to McCombs Field also occurs from Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Similarly, reserved Longhorn Foundation parking
is close to the stadium and public parking is off Comal Street to the north and
Leona Street to the east. The primary McCombs Field entrance is located
behind home plate at the corner of Comal Street and East 20th Street.

MCCOMBS FIELD
MCCOMBS FIELD
LONGH ORN FOUNDATI O N PAR K I NG
DISABILIT Y PARKING
P UBLIC PARKING GA R AGE
P UBLIC PARKING $5
ENT RANCE

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TEXAS ATHLETICS PROGRAM


AND FACILITY NEEDS
B A CK GROUND AND SU M M A RY
The Texas Athletics master planning process began with stakeholder
interviews with Texas Athletics leadership together with representatives
of each sport to identify current and long-term athletic facility needs
and requests. In addition, Texas Athletics maintains a capital projects list
that includes ongoing maintenance and planned upgrades to existing
facilities, which was shared with the consultant team to supplement
the needs and requests identified in the stakeholder interviews. This
information was consolidated to create a comprehensive facilities
program for Texas Athletics, which was reviewed with the master plan
Leadership Team and confirmed with the various coaches. The facilities
program consists of shared facilities for student athletes, such as
strength and conditioning, sports medicine, academic support, dining,
and nutrition, together with detailed facility programs for each Texas
Athletics sport and auxiliary unit.
The Leadership Team identified major priorities from the overall
program, which are listed alphabetically, together with general facility
improvements. The detailed programs for shared sports training facilities
and for each Texas Athletics sport follow.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES MAJOR PRIORITIES


Athletics nutrition center in RMRZ including dining, kitchen, fueling


station, and nutrition, completed September 2015

BaseballUFCU
Disch-Falk
Field
player
development
improvements, team operations upgrades, and family-friendly areas

BasketballReplace Cooley Pavilion with a new practice facility

Replace Frank Erwin Center with a new events center on or off


campus

DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium South End Zone addition and


Moncrief Neuhaus Center

GolfShort game facility upgrades and course upgrades

RowingOn-campus training facility and modest upgrades at


existing facility

SoccerNew dedicated stadium and practice field facility

SoftballMcCombs Stadium upgrades

SwimmingOutdoor swimming and diving pool, upgrades to


student athlete areas

TennisNew outdoor facility

Track and FieldMyers Stadium and Mithoff Fieldhouse upgrades

Master production room and video master control room

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GENERAL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS


Improve overall technology in all venues, including video, audio,


wi-fi, and credit card processing in all facilities

Add storage in all facilities

Create revenue-generating amenities

Develop solution for lost surface parking for game-day tailgating

Create new tailgating and game-day experiences

Add Longhorn Network (LHN) production location with proximity to


multiple venues

Create satellite player development areas at venues with limited


services, including strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and
nutrition

Create athletic housing opportunities on campus

Add or replace electronic video display in all venues

Add sports field space

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The list of on and off-campus Texas Athletics facilities for which upgrades
and improvements are proposed is noted on the following plan of the
campus, and a detailed description is provided in the program summary
for each Texas Athletics sport. Proposed facility locations include Main
Campus, Whitaker Field, and East Campus. The list of new facilities
is noted on the subsequent plan, and the general program for these
facilities is also described in the program summaries. For these facilities,
the intent is to ensure campus land is preserved over the long term
to meet the needs of Texas Athletics sports, given competing demand
from other university constituents.
A key driver of the master plan is the need to identify a site for the
replacement of the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Center and Denton A. Cooley
Pavilion, given their potential displacement by future development
within the evolving UT Austin Medical District. The program summary
for basketball that follows describes the current maintenance needs
and upgrades identified for these facilities, while section 6.0 of this
report identifies potential future locations for the facilities when they are
eventually replaced.

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M C C O MB S F IELD ( S O F TB A LL)
UF C U D I SCH- FA LK F IELD ( B A S EBA LL)
O UT D O O R S WIM M ING A ND DIV ING WELL

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DE TA ILED FACI LI TY P R OG R A M S
The following are the detailed facility programs for shared sports training facilities, including strength and conditioning, sports medicine and nutrition, and
academic support for student athletes, and for each Texas Athletics sport.

BASEBALL
UFCU DISCH-FALK FIELDTEAM FACILITIES

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FACILITY

Add new enclosed player development area with conditioned


training space including four mounds, six batting cages, and storage

Create indoor practice with full baseball and softball turf infield, and
club area for pre-game meals

Upgrade baseball operations

Centralize athletic training with sports medicine and strength and


conditioning

Aquire land to accommodate the player development facility

UFCU DISCH-FALK FIELDBASEBALL STADIUM


Create family-friendly areas including kid-zone behind the plaza


area on the third base side

Add seating options, including outfield, club environment,


hospitality suite, and covered bullpens with seating

Create temporary seating areas for larger games

Improve pedestrian circulation around field within perimeter fence

Convert left field grass area to concrete for concessions and sponsors

Add party deck or concessions and restrooms near left field foul
pole

Add branding, signage, statistics, history, and memorabilia to


concourse

Replace synthetic turf

Add ribbon board on the top of the outfield wall

Replace old scoreboard with a new interactive video board

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BASKETBALL

(MENS AND WOMENS)

NEW FACILITIES

NEW EVENTS CENTERGENERAL REQUIREMENTS

PRACTICE FACILITY

Seating capacity of 12,000 to 18,000

Multipurpose function

The following program elements were requested for a basketball


practice facility, to replace the Cooley Pavilion in a new facility:

Premium seating and special functions

Team locker room, lounges, and film room for men

Proximity and convenience to parking for vehicle and pedestrian


access

Team locker room, lounges, and film room for women

Image is important

Strength and conditioning shared by both teams with additional


cardio space at court level

Location on or adjacent to campus is preferred

Sports medicine with hydro and pool therapy

Mens and womens staff locker rooms

Mens and womens student manager locker rooms

NEW EVENTS CENTERLOADING AND SERVICE


(FOR NON-BASKETBALL EVENTS)

Five loading docks

Court space including two full side by side for each team

Separate access for food deliveries and for trash

Event truck parking close to the events center

Filming space above court and at court level with wire for video
capability

TV production and satellite trucks

Coaches offices with video editing

Freight elevators

Hall of fame and history space that is visible by visitors

Utility infrastructure

Branding opportunities

Shared equipment and laundry room

Storage at each practice court facility

NEW EVENTS CENTERFEATURES


Large atrium entrance area

State of the art sound system

Ancillary space to support events center, e.g. reception hall

NEW EVENTS CENTERTEAM FACILITIES


Locker rooms, training room, warm-up space, equipment room

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FOOTBALL
MONCRIEF-NEUHAUS CENTER TEAM FACILITIES

Renovate and add locker rooms including student athletes, coaches,


and support staff

Create new offices for coaches and support staff

Create a player development suite

Renovate team and position meeting rooms

Renovate sports medicine, hydrotherapy, and exam rooms

Renovate weight room

Renovate player and staff lounges

Add media relations room

Add video editing suite

Renovate entry lobby

Add storage

Expand equipment room

INDOOR PRACTICE FACILITY


Add permanent indoor football practice facility

Possibly relocate closer to Moncrief-Neuhaus Center

DENIUS FIELDS

Build two full outdoor practice fields

Add camera towers at upper field

Renovate natural grass fields

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San Jacinto
Boulevard

Robert

Dedham

Drive

Indoor
Practice
Facility

Denius
Fields

East 23rd Street

DKR-Texas
Memorial
Stadium

South End
Zone

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Myers Track
and Soccer
Stadium

MoncriefNeuhaus
Center

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DKR-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM


The proposed improvements to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium will
improve the operational efficiency of the stadium, enhance the gameday experience, and promote revenue generation.

SOUTH END ZONE


Expand South End Zone

Improve customer experience

Add premium seating with suites, loge spaces, and club spaces

Add Longhorn Network game-day space

STADIUM IMPROVEMENTS

Renovate westside concourses, Levels 5, 7, and 11

New signage, directionals, and informational maps

Upgrade sound system including sound roomeast and west sides

Improve overall technology in all venues, including video, audio,


wi-fi, and credit card processing

Add Gate 25 lower plaza office

Add elevator car to gold and silver side

Renovate Terrace Club pods

Update sound system and add video wall in Touchdown Club

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Zone

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GOLF

(MENS AND WOMENS)

UT GOLF CLUB GOLF COURSE


5th hole: knock down hill/relevel two sections of the fairway,


completed August 2015

6th hole: raise tee boxes

7th hole: decomposed granite path has been added to back tee
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Add teeing ground

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Raise area to the left of the green/relevel left side of the green
(addition)

8th hole: rebuild green and add bunker

13th hole: raise area to the left of the green/relevel left side of the
green (addition)

UT GOLF CLUB SHORT COURSE AND PRACTICE


AREA

Add 6-hole short course composed of teeing grounds, fairways,


bunkers, and greens

UT GOLF CLUB PRACTICE FACILITY UPGRADES,


completed August 2015

Add eight trees

Expand hitting area in front of Academy

Level practice tee

Relevel areas of the driving range

UT GOLF CLUB NURSERY


Add nursery area for various grass species on course

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Practice
Area

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ROWING
TEXAS ROWING CENTER

Add air conditioning and heating at rowing center

Renovate shower area or expand boathouse to south

Upgrade landscaping

MAIN CAMPUS

Add training facility with rowing machines, ergs, bikes, and team
meeting room

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SOCCER
MYERS STADIUM AND SOCCER FIELD

Create press box and add camera position on roof level (east or
west)

Improve access in and around stadium

Add portable concessions

Improve ticket offices

Add permanent camera positions behind soccer goals

Create secure space for production and satellite trucks

Upgrade video board

Improve aesthetics of east side structure and paint perimeter fence

Update infrastructure for connectivity and television

NEW SOCCER STADIUM FACILITY


Natural grass field: 225 feet by 360 feet

Seating capacity: 3,000

Team facilities

Sports lighting, scoreboard, and fencing

NEW PRACTICE SOCCER FIELD


Natural grass field: 225 feet by 360 feet

Drills area for small group practices

Sports lighting and fencing

Texas Athletics acknowledges the need for a new dedicated soccer


competition stadium and practice field, both with natural grass, and all
the appropriate support facilities. Both East Campus and Whitaker Field
were considered; however, a final location was not determined.

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New Practice
Soccer Field
New Soccer
Stadium Facility

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SOFTBALL
MCCOMBS FIELDTEAM FACILITIES

Renovate and remodel team locker rooms

Renovate coaches, visiting team, and officials locker rooms

Improve athlete amenity spaces including meeting room, video


analysis, video watching, nutrition, teaching, and multipurpose
space

Create centralized athletic training center for East Campus including


sports medicine and strength and conditioning

MCCOMBS FIELDSOFTBALL STADIUM


Increase seating capacity from 1,250 to 1,5002,000

Add permanent parking pad for TV production trucks and staging


areas

Add video towers to center field

Renovate and add premium seating options including infield chairbacks, covered seating, suites, club seating, outfield picnic area and
party deck

Add padded outfield fence and replace field fencing

Renovate bullpens

Extend netting down foul lines

Add storage and maintenance building in right field

Create permanent camera position platforms and flash camera


positions

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SWIMMING

(MENS AND WOMENS)

LEE AND JOE JAMAIL TEXAS SWIMMING CENTER


Add outdoor swimming pool

Add outdoor diving well or add indoor dry land diving facility

Renovate team locker room facilities (55 lockers for both teams)

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Events Center,
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TENNIS (MENS AND WOMENS)


At the conclusion of the 2014 season, the Penick-Allison Tennis Center
was removed to accommodate the development of the new Dell Medical
School campus. Through a separate planning process for the universitys
East Campus area, a permanent site for the Tennis Center was identified
on land currently occupied by the University of Texas Press and Document
Solutions. The new Tennis Center will provide world-class facilities and
resources for both the mens and womens tennis programs, while
enabling UT to continue to host conference, national, and international
competitions. Until a new facility is constructed, the mens and womens
tennis teams will use temporary outdoor tennis facilities at Whittaker
Field, Caswell Tennis Park, and Westwood Country Club.

NEW OUTDOOR TENNIS FACILITY


The new outdoor facility will contain the following elements:

12 competition courts

Spectator seating capacity for 1,500

Welcome center and lounge for visiting teams

Digital and broadcast capabilities

Locker rooms for home and visiting teams

Training room

Players lounge

Stringing room

Coaches offices and locker rooms

Infrastructure for temporary and/or permanent scoreboards

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TRACK AND FIELD

(MENS AND WOMENS)

MYERS STADIUM AND SOCCER FIELD


Add multiuse restroom and concessions facility to be shared


between track facility and football game day

Add track suites on west side with joint use for football tailgating
with expanded hospitality

Create press box and add camera position on roof level (east or
west)

Improve access in and around stadium

Add portable concessions

Improve ticket office

Create secure space for production and satellite trucks

Improve throwing area surface

Upgrade video board

Improve aesthetics of east side structure and paint perimeter fence

MITHOFF FIELDHOUSETRACK AND FIELD TEAM


FACILITIES

Renovate mens and womens team locker rooms

Add team meeting room in basement

Upgrade mens and womens team lounge

Increase size of sports medicine zone with nutrition area

Renovate staff locker rooms

Add officials locker room

Combine mens and womens equipment rooms

Renovate and expand sports medicine and add nutrition area

Add hall of fame and display area

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Events Center,
if on campus

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VOLLEYBALL
GREGORY GYMNASIUM

Update locker room and team room

Improve audio/visual

Improve customer experience on game day

Add point of sales for games

Create Longhorn Network (LHN) off-street parking areas

Add food and concessions options at outdoor mall

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Add venue

Add locker rooms

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LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 5

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT
FACILITIES
Sports training facilities at UT combine sports medicine, strength and
conditioning, and sports nutrition. The following improvements benefit
all student-athletes by creating flexible and functional facilities that
mitigate the challenges of the student-athlete schedule.

SPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES


Texas Athletics nutrition center on Level 6 of the Red McCombs


Red Zone including dining, kitchen, fueling station, and nutrition
to help better support the nutritional needs of the student-athlete,
completed September 2015
Enlarge sports training facility at RMRZ to accommodate more
student athletes and medical resources.

AUXILIARY FACILITIES
LONGHORN NETWORK

Add master production room on campus

Add video master control room

Create common production truck locations

Provide convenient access to meeting room, storage, and restrooms


for LHN trucks

Create secure fenced and covered compound for all trucks

Add side-of-game cameras to all venues

IMG

Add sports drug testing area with a secure testing space, rest rooms,
and waiting area

In office space, include 14 offices, open work space, reception area,


conference room, copy and work room, and kitchen

Add nutrition space at every facility, including large refrigeration,


food warming, preparation, serving, and office space

Maintain proximate parking for employees and visitors

Create central nutrition storage space and refrigerator space

SODEXO/1883 PROVISIONS

Identify and retain resources to establish an applied sports sciences


center to monitor for athletic performance, recovery, and training
loads

Improve and add storage, power, technology, and infrastructure to


all venues

Separate food delivery from loading dock

In new arena, create office space for employee growth

LONGHORN BAND

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Provide dedicated outdoor practice facility with football striping,


tower, and permanent sound system

Improve sound reflection, additional storage, and seating at DKRTexas Memorial Stadium

Add secure changing area, specialty seating, and amplification for


basketball pep band

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Events Center,
if on campus

Basketball Practice

Mike A. Myers
Track and Soccer
Stadium

New Outdoor
Tennis Facility

UFCU Disch-Falk
Field

Events Center,
if on campus

UFCU Disch-Falk
Field

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New Outdoor
Tennis Facility

McCombs Field

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Basketball Practice

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McCombs Field

New Outdoor
Tennis Facility
UFCU Disch-Falk
Field

Mike A. Myers
Track and Soccer
Stadium

DKR-Texas
Memorial
Stadium

Events Center,
if on campus

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EVENTS CENTER AND


BASKETBALL PRACTICE
FACILITY SITE OPTIONS
INTRODUCTION
The master plan consultant team explored several alternative site options
for the replacement of the Frank Erwin Center and Cooley Pavilion, which
are expected to be displaced over time by future development within
the UT Austin Medical District. The studies tested the capacity of each
site to accommodate these facilities, taking into consideration preferred
adjacencies, relationships with other athletic venues, displacements, impact
of Capitol View Corridors, access, service, parking, utility locations, and
integration within the overall 2012 Campus Master Plan framework. To assist
in the evaluation of the options, the consultant team prepared conceptual
budget estimates for each option, and created an evaluation matrix that
compared them.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
PREFERRED SITE AND
OPERATION CONDITIONS
50-foot width for
general circulation
100-foot width at
secondary entrances
150-foot width at
primary entrances
Service/truck loading
area will depend on
orientation, approach,
turning radii and grades
TV truck parking for 6 trucks
(or full production studio)
Bus parking for 10 tour
buses immediately adjacent
Tour truck parking for
25 (between loadin and load-out)

PROGRAM ELEMENT

GSF

Spectator seating

117,500

Spectator circulation

133,000

Spectator facilities

41,500

Premium facilities

70,000

Player/performer facilities

36,500

Media/game-day
operations

6,000

Food service facilities

20,000

Administrative facilities

9,500

Academic facilities

Auxillary facilities

Support and building


operations

54,500

Building services

36,500

Total Conditioned Areas

525,000
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SITE 5
Working Group and Leadership Team, and ultimately presented to the
Facilities Space Council. The options included the following:

SITE 1

Events center: northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard


and San Jacinto Boulevard on site of existing Lee and Joe Jamail
Texas Swimming Center and School of Social Work Building

Practice Facility: site of University Police building

The master plan did not evaluate any site outside the boundary
of the main UT Austin campus. Site 5 refers to the possibility
that other sites might be considered in the future, such as a site
located on UT Austin property not contiguous with the main
campus. Also, a site not on UT Austin property could be considered
if a collaborative process between UT Austin, the community and
possibly the private sector provides evidence that such an arena
could be feasible.

PREFERRED SITE, IF ON CAMPUS

Events center: east side of San Jacinto Boulevard on site of the


School of Social Work Building and Recreational Sports Center

While there were advantages and disadvantages associated with each


site, the Facilities and Space Council expressed a preference for the Site
3 option if on campus, for several reasons:

Practice Facility: site of the University Police Building

Development of the events center would require less displacement


than most of the other options, so construction could occur within
an earlier timeframe than on other sites, and overall development

There are fewer competing uses for the site, and the sites along
San Jacinto Boulevard would be preserved for future academic,
medical, or research use

Adjacencies with other Texas Athletics venues would create a more


integrated athletics district within Central Campus, with convenient
access to shared facilities

SITE 2

SITE 2A

Events center: east side of San Jacinto Boulevard on site of the


School of Social Work Building, Recreational Sports Center, and
Moncrief-Neuhaus Center, with integrated replacement facilities for
Moncrief-Neuhaus

Practice Facility: integrated with new events center on south side


of site

SITE 3

Events center: between Robert Dedman Drive and Red River Street,
south of Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium

Practice Facility: Lot 37

SITE 4

Events center: between Robert Dedman Drive and Red River Street,
south of Dean Keeton Street
Practice Facility: site of the University Police Building

SITE 4A

Events center: between Robert Dedman Drive and Red River Street,
south of Dean Keeton Street

Practice Facility: Lot 39

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Based on the Facilities and Space Councils direction, the consultant


team prepared a more detailed study of Site 3 that further explored both
the events center program, including seating capacity and conceptual
layouts, and the integration of the center within the site and surrounding
vehicular, pedestrian, and service access; building height and grades
relative to Capitol View Corridors; and utility displacements.
The preferred site for the Basketball Practice facility is Lot 37, and not
on the site of the Police Building, as was originally discussed for Site 3.
This preferred alternative, site 3, is studied further in the next section,
followed by overviews of all of the explored site options.

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PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE,
IF ON CAMPUS
SITE CONCEPT

The concept for site option 3 places the events center south of Myers
Stadium between Red River Street and Robert Dedman Drive on Lot
70. The desired program is a tight fit on this site particularly across the
east-west axis between the Student Recreation Center and Red River
Street. Potential adjustments to the Red River Street alignment might
allow the facility to shift to the east for improvements to Myers Stadium
and Mithoff Fieldhouse and could create more space around the events
center and benefit the pedestrian experience.
If the new events center is built at this location, particular attention
should be given to the position of the building relative to site boundaries,
Capitol View Corridor 13, circulation around the facility, service access
and service tunnel design relative to the utility tunnel within Dedman
Drive, and design of the pedestrian realm.
Major pedestrian entrances to the events center are provided at the
northwest and southwest corners of the building along Robert Dedman
Drive, and the northeast corner from Red River Street. An improved
pedestrian plaza along the south side of the Recreational Sports Center
connects San Jacinto Boulevard to the Robert Dedman Drive entrances.

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Basketball
Practice

Events center,
if on campus

South
End Zone

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The basketball programs require seating for approximately 12,000


spectators; however, the entertainment market and the business model
for this venue in Austin suggest a need for a minimum of 13,500 seats for
concerts. The new events center size program was generated from this
premise, and assumed a stage at one end with 180 degrees of viewing,
and the ability to fit a full-sized ice hockey rink on the floor, should one
be added. The resulting seating capacity for basketball is 15,300, if the
upper level seating is omitted at the stage end. If the entire upper level
ring is filled with seating, the events centers maximum capacity could
be as high as 17,450 seats.

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70

Mike A. Myers
Track and Soccer
Stadium

MoncriefNeuhaus Center

Mithoff
Fieldhouse

Recreation Center
Events Center,
if on campus

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Site option 3 is located within Capitol View Corridor 13 (CVC 13), which
generates elevation limits of approximately 632 feet along Red River
Street and 644 feet along Robert Dedman Drive. CVC 13 rises towards
the north as does the topography of the site. Sinking the events center
into this grade change will position the building within the CVC limit and
reduce its overall scale on the site, while also facilitating below-grade
service access from San Jacinto. While the appropriate events center
floor elevation and its relationship to grade will need to be confirmed,
the current option 3 diagram accommodates the higher seating
requirement with additional seating along the north side of the upper
level, resulting in a roof form that slopes north to south and conforms to
the CVC 13 height limits.

Mithoff
Fieldhouse
54

95

Recreation
Center

60

The service access tunnel from San Jacinto Boulevard connecting to


the west side of the events center also takes advantage of the grade
changes between San Jacinto Boulevard and Robert Dedman Drive to
reach the event floor level of the events center. A major utility tunnel
extends north-south along Dedman Drive, so further study of the service
tunnel is required to avoid significant utility relocation costs.

Events
center, if
on campus

40

Chilling
Station #7

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Track and
Soccer Stadium

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PROPOSED PARKING
WITHIN 10-MINUTE
WALKING CIRCLE
UT OWNED PARKING SPACES
LOT

118

STR E E T

21ST

40
61

SAN JAC I NTO SO UTH

252

SPE E DWAY
GAR AGE

90

TR G

994

BRG

1,533

MAG

1,192

MO B GAR AGE

MAG-1192
21st-61

878*

GAR AGE 2

1,600

GAR AGE 3

1,000

TOTAL UT OWNED SPACES

7,640

NON-UT OWNED PARKING SPACES

Speedway-90

G AR AGE
SJ-252

757

242

1,687

Q
GARAGE 2-1600

BRG-1533

3,444


TOTAL PARKING SPACES

TRG-994

758

TOTAL NON-UT OWNED SPACES

11,331

Garage R-1687
L118-40

Garage Q-758

S AN JAC I NTO GAR AGE (SJG-UT)


G AR AGE A (NO N-UT)

Garage G-242

S E TO N GAR AGE (NO N-UT)

1,022
854
1,298

* H O SPI TAL PAR K I NG I S APPR O X I MATE LY

MOB Garage 878


Garage B-757

1 ,756, ASSUMI NG 50% O F I T C O UL D


BE USE D AS GAME -DAY PAR K I NG

GARAGE 3-1000

NOT E: 350 SF P ER ST RUCT URED PARKING

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PROGRAMPREFERRED ALTERNATIVE,
IF ON CAMPUS
NET EVENTS CENTER AREA

Area required for suites, loges and associated seating: 40,150 GSF

The events center concept has a programmed seating capacity target of


15,300 seats for basketball (13,500 for end-stage concerts) and an overall
programmed area of 656,739 gross square feet. The events center could
likely accommodate a facility up to 700,000 square feet, which includes
approximately 15,700 square feet of area that would be located directly
under Robert Dedman Drive, to facilitate loading and service.

Area currently shown for support and social space: 61,900 GSF
(this number could go up or down, depending on Texas Athletics
requirements)

SEATING CAPACITYBASKETBALL
Basketball (including retractable and floor seating within 656,739 GSF):
15,300

SEATING CAPACITYCONCERT

SPECTATOR SEATING CAPACITY (15,302)


LOWER DECK

ST UD E NT 1,520

LOWER DECK

GENE R AL 5,238

LOWER DECK

CLUB 1,200

MID DECK

CLUB 1,878

MID DECK

LOGE 132

MID DECK

SUITE 768

UP P ER DECK

GENE R AL 4,566

SQUARE FOOTAGE SUMMARY (656,739 GSF)


NSF

The following numbers represent various concert configurations, and


assumes there are no side-stage seats in the counts.

1.0 SIT E REQUIREMENT S

2.0 SP ECTAT OR SEAT ING

101,524

3.0 SP ECTAT OR CIRCULATI O N

End Stage: 13,550


Half House: 9,350
Theater: 3,250

By placing the stage in various locations, in coordination with curtaining


opportunities, a new events center would be flexible enough to
accommodate concert capacities ranging anywhere from just a few
hundred up to the 13,500 noted in the end-stage configuration.

SUITES AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT AND SOCIAL


SPACE
Current conceptual plans illustrate 48 suites (as requested by Texas
Athletics) each with 12 fixed seats (three rows of four) and four barstools.
Suite sizes vary due to geometry of the building, with the smallest suite
measuring 400 actual square feet. This level also includes 35 loge boxes,
each with four seats. The current plan maxes out all available space on
that level, but there would be flexibility to mix and match number of
suites.

Number of suites: 48 (each with 12 fixed seats and 4 barstools)

Number of loge boxes: 35 (each with seating for four)

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GSF

132,730

4.0 SP ECTAT OR FACILIT IE S

38,650

4,300

5.0 P REMIUM FACILIT IES

92,720

16,370

6.0 P LAY ER/ P ERFORMER FAC I L I TI E S

44,220

11,060

4,395

1,100

16,200

4,050
2,810

7.0 MEDIA AND GAME-DAY O PE R ATI O NS


8.0 FOOD SER VICE FACIL I TI E S
9.0 ADMINIST RAT IVE FACI L I TI E S

8,420

10.0 ACADEMIC FACILIT IE S

11.0 AUXILLARY FACILIT I E S

8,000

2,670

12.0 SUP P OR T AND BUILDI NG O PE R ATI O NS

96,050

32,020

13.0 BUILDING SER VICES

35,500

3,950

578,409

78,330

SUBTOTAL CONDITIONED AREAS

FUTURE EXPANSION: ENCLOSE OPEN END WITH


SIMILAR NUMBER OF ROWS

Enclose the open (west) end of the seating bowl with additional
rows at the club level and upper deck level to connect the south
and north sides

Seating Capacity: 17,450 for basketball

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75

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EVENTS CENTERPREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS

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EVENTS CENTERPREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS

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78

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T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E X A S AT A U S T I N

80

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EVENTS CENTERPREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS

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82

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EVENTS CENTERPREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS

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84

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PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS


LONG SECTION

SAN JACINTO

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RECREATION SPORTS CENTER

DEDMAN DR

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86

CVC 13
644

637

632
630
604

584
570

557
544

544
520

520
EVENTS CENTER

RED RIVER RD

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PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE, IF ON CAMPUS


SHORT SE CTION

641

CVC 13
643

604
570
544
520
MANOR GARAGE

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MITHOFF FIELDHOUSE

EVENTS C

CENTER

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88

636
633-9
640
584
557

520
CHILLING STATION #7

COOLING TOWER

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DKR-Texas
Memorial
Stadium

South End
Zone

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T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E X A S AT A U S T I N

90

Basketball Practice

McCombs Field

New Outdoor
Tennis Facility

UFCU Disch-Falk
Field
Mike A. Myers
Track and Soccer
Stadium

Events Center,
if on campus

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PRELIMINARY EVENTS CENTER SITE


OPTIONS, IF ON CAMPUS
NET EVENTS CENTER AREA
The events center concept has a programmed seating capacity target
of 12,000 seats and an overall programmed area of 533,305 gross
square feet. The events center could likely accommodate a facility up to
700,000 square feet.

SEATING CAPACITYBASKETBALL
Basketball (including retractable and floor seating within 533,305 GSF):
12,070

SEATING CAPACITYCONCERT
The following numbers represent an end-stage concert configuration
only, and assume a point at the middle of the stage radiating out away
from that point.

180 degree (from center of stage during end-stage setup): 10,894

270 degree (from center of stage during end-stage setup): 11,730

360 degree (from center of stage during end-stage setup): 11,970

SUITES AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT AND SOCIAL


SPACE

Number of suites: 48 (each with 12 fixed seats and 4 barstools)

Number of loge boxes: 35 (each with seating for four)

Area required for suites, loges, and associated seating: 37,100 GSF

Area required for support and social space: 52,000 GSF (this number
could go up or down, depending on Texas Athletics requirements)

SPECTATOR SEATING CAPACITY (12,070)


LOWER DECK

ST UD E NT 1,520

LOWER DECK

GENE R AL 3,628

LOWER DECK

CLUB 1,116

MID DECK

CLUB 1,926

MID DECK

LOGE 100

MID DECK

SUITE 576

UP P ER DECK

GENE R AL 3,204

SQUARE FOOTAGE SUMMARY (533,305 GSF)


NSF
1.0 SIT E REQUIREMENT S
2.0 SP ECTAT OR SEAT ING
3.0 SP ECTAT OR CIRCULATI O N

83,730
113,800

4.0 SP ECTAT OR FACILIT IE S

37,810

4,210

5.0 P REMIUM FACILIT IES

74,900

13,220

6.0 P LAY ER/ P ERFORMER FAC I L I TI E S

43,120

10,780

4,395

1,100

14,000

3,500

6,920

2,310

10.0 ACADEMIC FACILIT IE S

11.0 AUXILLARY FACILIT I E S

4,500

1,500

12.0 SUP P OR T AND BUILDI NG O PE R ATI O NS

60,790

20,270

13.0 BUILDING SER VICES

29,200

3,250

473,165

60,140

7.0 MEDIA AND GAME-DAY O PE R ATI O NS


8.0 FOOD SER VICE FACIL I TI E S
9.0 ADMINIST RAT IVE FACI L I TI E S

SUBTOTAL CONDITIONED AREAS

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OTHER EVENTS CENTER SITE


OPTIONS STUDIED, IF ON CAMPUS
EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 1,
NOT PREFERRED
5

PROGRAM LOCATION

Events center occupies site of Texas Swimming Center and School


of Social Work Building

Basketball practice facility located on campus police building site

Texas Swimming Center south of Myers Stadium

New four-bay garage on Lot 37 and relocated police building

1
2
4
3

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Service located off San Jacinto Boulevard 12 feet below grade

Pedestrian entrances at all corners; west atrium doubles as event


space with food venues

Pedestrian entry plaza connects with Texas Swimming Center and


Recreational Sports Center

COMMENTS

Highly visible location on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; potential


for outdoor gathering space

Access to parking supply similar to Frank Erwin Center

Building massing fits well given site context

CVCs create height limitations

Potential impact of future urban rail

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DKR SOUT H END ZON E

MONCRIEF-NEUH AUS C E NTE R

NEW EVENT S CENT ER

T EXAS SWIMMING CE NTE R

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

UNIVERSIT Y P OLICE STATI O N AND GAR AGE

T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E X A S AT A U S T I N

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 2,


NOT PREFERRED
PROGRAM LOCATION

Events center occupies School of Social Work Building and


Recreational Sports Center site

Basketball practice located on University Police Building site

New four-bay garage and relocated police building on Lot 37

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Service located off San Jacinto Boulevard 10 feet below grade

Pedestrian entrances at all corners; west atrium doubles as event


space

Plaza creates nexus between events center, South End Zone, and
Moncrief-Neuhaus Center

2
3
4

COMMENTS

Strong campus presence and efficient use of site

Available parking supply similar to current Frank Erwin Center

Building massing fits well given site context

Limited surrounding public space

CVCs create height limitations

DKR SOUT H END ZON E

Potential impact of future urban rail

MONCRIEF-NEUH AUS C E NTE R

Requires relocation of utility lines and proposed high pressure gas


line

NEW EVENT S CENT ER

T EXAS SWIMMING CE NTE R

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

UNIVERSIT Y P OLICE STATI O N AND PAR K I NG GAR AGE

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 3,


PREFERRED IF ON CAMPUS
PROGRAM LOCATION

Events center occupies parking lot south of Myers Stadium

Basketball practice located on lot 37

4
1
2

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Service at southwest corner off realigned Robert Dedman Drive;


could be integrated with utility plant

Pedestrian arrival from Robert Dedman Drive at northwest and Red


River Street from northeast

Strong presence from I-35 but less visibility than other options

COMMENTS

Very tight site fit between chiller plant and Myers Stadium

Encroachment in view corridor is an issue

Limited public space and service access

Adjacency of events center to chiller plant not ideal

Dedman Road extension could cause traffic intersection issues

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MONCRIEF-NEUH AUS C E NTE R

NEW EVENT S CENT ER

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 2A,


NOT PREFERRED
PROGRAM LOCATION

Events center and basketball practice are combined on School of


Social Work Building, Recreational Sports Center and MoncriefNeuhaus Center sites

New four-bay garage on Lot 37

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Service located off San Jacinto Boulevard 9 feet below grade

Pedestrian entrances at all corners; west atrium doubles as event


space

Connected to South End Zone and practice facility

1
2
3

COMMENTS

Connections with South End Zone and practice facility create


potential for shared functions

May not be constrained by CVC 27 (LBJ Library) if events center is


interpreted as a stadium expansion

Combined massing of stadium and events center presents design


challenges

Potential impact of future urban rail

CVCs 13 and 29 may be constraints

Maximum elevation of stadium is 666 feet

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DKR SOUT H END ZON E

NEW EVENT S CENT ER

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

PARKING GARAGE

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100

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 4,


NOT PREFERRED
1

PROGRAM LOCATION

North of LBJ Library on Thompson Conference Center site

Basketball practice located on police station site

New four-bay garage on Lot 39

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Shared service access drive for events center and LBJ Library

Pedestrian arrival from Robert Dedman Drive and Red River Street

COMMENTS

Strong presence at north edge of campus and visibility from I-35

Fewer site constraints than other options; no CVC restrictions

Massing next to LBJ Library and Sid Richardson Hall may be an issue

Distance from garages south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard;


fewer proximate parking spaces than other options

Site required for University Police Building

Requires relocation of utility lines and proposed high pressure gas


line

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NEW EVENT S CENT ER

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

PARKING GARAGE

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 4A,


NOT PREFERRED
1
Events
center

PROGRAM LOCATION

North of LBJ Library on Thompson Conference Center site

Basketball practice located on Lot 39, connects with events center

New four-bay garage on Lot 37

EVENTS CENTER SITING


Shared service access drive for events center and LBJ Library

Pedestrian arrival from Robert Dedman Drive and Red River Street

COMMENTS

Conflicts with existing Thompson Conference Center

Strong presence at north edge of campus and visibility from I-35

Fewer site constraints than other options; no CVC restrictions

Massing next to LBJ library and Sid Richardson Hall may be an issue

Distance from garages south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard;


fewer proximate parking spaces than other options

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NEW EVENT S CENT ER

BASKET BALL P RACT ICE FAC I L I TY

PARKING GARAGE

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EVENTS CENTER SITE OPTION 5, IF OFF


CAMPUS
PROGRAM LOCATION

The master plan did not evaluate any site outside the boundary of the
main UT Austin campus. Site 5 refers to the possibility that other sites
might be considered in the future, such as a site located on UT Austin
property not contiguous with the main campus. Also, a site not on
UT Austin property could be considered if a collaborative process
between UT Austin, the community and possibly the private sector
provides evidence that such an arena could be feasible.

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Data SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO

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IMPLEMENTATION
T

he UT Austin 2012 Campus Master Plan established an overall


framework for campus development that addressed the structure and
organization of the campus and campus systems, and identified a range
of campus improvements to be implemented over time. The Texas Athletics
Master Plan builds on the framework established by the 2012 Campus Master
Plan and creates the opportunity to reinforce Central Campus in a manner
consistent with the 2012 Campus Master Plan vision. Most significantly, the
development of a new events center south of Myers Stadium, if located
on campus, has the potential to transform an existing service area into a
major civic gathering space at the nexus of the Texas Memorial Stadium
South End Zone, the Recreational Sports Center, Moncrief-Neuhaus Center,
Mithoff Track and Soccer Fieldhouse, and Myers Stadium.
There are competing demands for land within Central Campus for a range
of university uses. A key goal of the master plan is to ensure appropriate
Central Campus sites are preserved to meet the long-term needs of Texas
Athletics sports programsin particular, the accommodation of replacement
facilities for the Frank Erwin Center and Cooley Pavilion.
The site development concept for the Frank Erwin Center replacement
explored the accommodation of an events center with a capacity of up to a
possible 17,000 seats. If an on campus location is selected and site option
3 is selected as the preferred option, given the constraints of the site, it
is recommended the university proceed with schematic design to confirm
the maximum potential program and design response, and to ensure the
events center is sensitively integrated within the surrounding setting and
operational considerations are appropriately addressed. Further exploration
of sectional options and the plan layout during the schematic design process
will be required, with particular attention to the position of the building
relative to site boundaries, circulation around the facility, service access and

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service tunnel design relative to the utility tunnel within Robert Dedman
Drive, building height relative to Capitol View Corridor 13, and the design
of the pedestrian realm and new public gathering space.
The Leadership Team identified major facility priorities out of the overall
Texas Athletics facility needs described in this report. The implementation
of these priorities will occur over time as funding becomes available and
priorities are confirmed.
The Campus Master Plan Committee, established to enforce the architectural
campus master plan design guidelines, will evaluate compliance of proposed
Texas Athletics facilities. As individual projects move forward, consideration
must be given to several elements of the 2012 Campus Master Plan and
additional related studies:

The Campus Master Plan Campus Realm Toolkit, which provides a range
of strategies for extending the qualities of the campus core into Central
Campus as new buildings and public spaces are developed over time

The architectural design guidelines contained in the 2012 Campus


Master Plan and the separate Campus Landscape Master Plan, which
together provide the university with the tools to make decisions and
provide direction to design consultants

The comprehensive sustainability standards described in the 2012


Campus Master Plan and the universitys Natural Resource Management
and Conservation Strategic Plan

The Sustainable Sites Initiative, which is integral to the Campus


Landscape Master Plan and further reinforces university sustainability
strategies

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