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Texas Tech University takes pride in Red Raider athletics as is highlighted by new construction on campus.  

TTU Sports Performance Center

The TTU Sports Performance Center from the northwest.

Texas Tech University takes pride in Red Raider athletics as is highlighted by new construction on campus.  

In 2015, the Texas Tech University System and Board of Regents approved the Sports Performance Center within the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. Athletic Complex.

The 154,889-square foot center will house a 200-meter indoor track with seating for approximately 750 people, an 80-yard indoor football facility plus end zones, associated training areas, a weight room, hydrotherapy, and a nutrition center.

The indoor track includes sprint lanes, two throw areas for shot put and hammer throw, high jump, and long jump/triple jump competition areas.

The $48 million project broke ground on February 24, 2016, and construction substantial completion is scheduled for August 27 of this year – just in time for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Sports Performance Center will positively impact the university as well as the Lubbock community, allowing Tech to host sporting events at both the collegiate and high school levels.

The SPC also includes energy efficient features that will reduce energy costs.

Polycarbonate clerestory windows on the north facade of both the track and football field will allow for so much indirect daylight, that the lights in these areas will rarely need to be turned on during the day, and because they are on the north side, the building will not experience direct sunlight heat gain.

A new irrigation water well is also part of the project. Placed into operation on July 12, 2016, it saved the university over $414,000 in the first 92 days, versus buying water from the city water supply.

Everyone involved in the project is excited for its completion and for Coach Kliff Kingsbury and his team to take full advantage of the newest addition to the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. Athletic Complex – just in time for the 2017 football season. 

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