Texas A&M-San Antonio multipurpose field plans get $10M boost from county
Texas A&M University-San Antonio will receive $10 million in funding from Bexar County for athletic facilities and fields on campus. A multipurpose field with a track, along with a softball field and stadium will be designed and constructed using the funds.
County officials may use federal pandemic relief funds mixed with the county’s general fund to support the project over the coming years.
The multipurpose field will cost approximately $7.4 million and serve as a practice and competition facility. The new softball stadium will cost around $2.4 million to construct and provide one of the country’s best training and competition venues.
These new facilities will be open to the public when not in use by the university. They will be available for nominal fees for little leagues, sports organizations, and other groups.
New facilities will increase the access to physical activities for the South Bexar County community. Obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease are consistently ranked among the top five causes of chronic illness in Bexar County. Those living in South Bexar County have a life expectancy of ten years less than North Bexar County residents. These facilities will provide a space for fitness activities that help prevent chronic illness.
An architect has not yet been hired to design the new facilities.