COLLEGE PARK CENTER (Men's and Women's Basketball, Volleyball)
Capacity - 7,000
Address - 601 Spaniolo Way · Arlington, TX 76019
Located off Spaniolo Way between Second and Third Streets on the campus of UT Arlington
For the first time in its history, UT Arlington finally has an events arena to call home. The College Park Center opened February 1, 2012 with a school-record crowd of 6,228 attending a men's and women's doubleheader sweep of UTSA. The CPC represents a dream come true for a generation of alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. And for the next generation of students, it offers a vision of great things to come.
The $78 million, 218,000-square-foot facility is a transformational jewel for the campus of 33,000 students and a catalyst for revitalization in the city's central business district. It provides a new home court for the UTA's basketball and volleyball teams, which previously played in Texas Hall, and also gives the city of Arlington a signature facility for high-profile events and entertainment, conferences, and community activities.
Located between Second and Third streets east of South Pecan Street, College Park Center can accommodate up to 6,750 guests for a center-stage concert and 7,000 for traditional court-based athletics events. The state-of-the-art practice and competition facility promises to create opportunities to schedule high-profile competition, enhance recruiting, and attract significantly larger audiences and media coverage.
As part of its commitment to academic excellence, the University has devoted significant space to an academic support study center with a study hall, computer lab, group study room, and areas for academic advising.
CLAY GOULD BALLPARK
UT Arlington enjoys playing on one of the most well-manicured baseball surfaces in the country. Prior to the start of the 2003 season, renovations to the stadium were completed featuring a brand new grand entranceway and added seating to boost the capacity to 1,600. The facility received a new state-of-the-art lighting system, which allows the Mavericks the ability to play night baseball.
The facility was re-named Clay Gould Ballpark on April 26, 2003, after the former UT Arlington standout player and coach. The name change was at the suggestion of Dr. Allan Saxe, an associate professor of political science at UT Arlington, whom the ballpark was previously named after.
In front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 people, the name change officially took place and Gould's widow, Julie, and daughter, Logan, unveiled the memorial of Clay Gould on the outside wall of the main entranceway.
In 2009 a Daktronics ProStar® LED Display video board was installed and the center section of the grandstands also received an upgrade with approximately 345 new seats added. Other additions to the stadium took place in 1999, when a three-foot high brick wall spanning from dugout to dugout was added, along with a new net backstop.
The stadium was originally opened in 1974 as the Mavericks hosted TCU in what became the UT Arlington debut of head coach Butch McBroom. Besides UT Arlington baseball, the diamond has played host to the Texas State Junior College Tournament, the state American Amateur Baseball Congress Connie Mack and American Legion Tournaments and numerous high school playoff games. It also served as the venue for Major League tryout camps.
Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens and Ozzie Smith have made appearances at the Ballpark for individual workouts, commercials, camps and clinics.
The field has dimensions of 330 feet down the lines, 380 feet into the power alleys and 400 feet to straight away center field.
The 5,940 sq. foot facility opened on the eve of the 2013 season. The facility contains interchangable batting cages, pitching mounds and the ability for interchangable settings to allow for an open practice when necessary.
"It's definitely going to help in player developement and chemistry," UT Arlington coach Darin Thomas said. "When the weather gets bad, we can still use the facility and still have a practice."
ALLAN SAXE FIELD
Next door to Clay Gould Ballpark is Allan Saxe Field, home to Maverick softball. The complex was originally built in 1974 as Arlington Athletic Center and renovated in 1993.
Like its neighboring facility, the softball field is named in honor of Dr. Allan Saxe. With bleacher seating for over 250 fans, Allan Saxe Field offers fans the opportunity to watch the team up close to the action in an intimate setting.
The facility features a press box with seating for media and sports information personnel, a sound system for music and public address announcements, a concession stand and restroom facilities.
On the field, players from each team enjoy spacious, covered dugouts and an extremely well-manicured field. Batting cages and twin-mound bullpens give players the opportunity stay on top of their games. Lights make night games possible and a 10-inning scoreboard sits beyond the outfield fence, which stands 10 feet high.
SOFTBALL INDOOR FACILITY
The 3,500 sq. foot indoor facility opened on the eve of the 2013 season. The facility contains interchangable batting cages, pitching area and the ability for interchangable settings that allow for an open practice when necessary.
“The UT Arlington indoor hitting facility is top if the line,” UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. “We are so excited to be able to use theses cages on a daily basis.
“The immediate impact it has made on our player development and efficiency at practice is monumental. It is a proud moment when we can show the product of the commitment being made to our sport.”
MAVERICK STADIUM (Track and Field)
Maverick Stadium Photo Gallery
The UTA Tennis Center, home of the UTA men's and women's tennis teams, is among the best tennis facilities in the Southwest region.
UTA's Tennis Center, which received an award from the United States Tennis Association as one of the top facilities in Texas in 1986, was remodeled in 2012. The UTA Tennis Center has 10 hard courts, with spectator seating and lights.
Other than being the home of UTA's men's and women's teams, the UTA Tennis Center also plays host to a variety of tournaments on a local and national scale. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association summer circuit makes a stop there, as do several junior and adult sanctioned tournaments.