Gensler, a design firm, was selected by Texas Tech University as the designer and architect for the Sports Performance Facility and Jones Stadium south end zone project. The Sports Performance Facility will contain a 200-meter, banked track and an artificial turf field which will be used by the football team as well as other Texas Tech student-athletes.
The Jones Stadium renovation will consist of razing the existing south end zone building, which currently houses administrative offices for athletics, and rebuilding with new suites and related premium spaces, team training table and new large format video boards.
“Our focus is to enhance the student-athlete experience and to be part of the team focusing on elevating the Texas Tech athletic environment through design. These projects are an outstanding opportunity for Gensler and Texas Tech University to create a shared vision,” says Byron Chambers, design director of Gensler Sports.
The Sports Performance Facility will be located on the site of the current, 30-year-old athletics training center.
“We are excited to have Gensler on board with us as we continue to enhance our athletics facilities and provide the very best opportunities for our student-athletes and programs to compete for championships,” says Texas Tech’s athletic director Kirby Hocutt. “Gensler’s work around the country and its work with the Dallas Cowboys’ new world headquarters in Frisco is outstanding. We are looking forward to our partnership with Gensler.”