Texas A&M University, McFerrin Athletic Center

College Station, Texas

To remain competitive with today’s standards in Division I collegiate athletics, Texas A&M University needed a facility to provide protected space for practices and competitive events. The complex provides a building configuration whose flexibility allows for an entire slate of Aggie sports, recreational uses, and other university and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMHeery International, Sports Design ConsultantCAPACITY4,000COST PER SQ FT$164.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio activities.

It includes a 75,600-square-foot indoor football practice facility and a 115,400-square-foot multipurpose facility with an indoor track. The football practice facility provides an unobstructed, clear span enclosure of a yard-line striped, regulation-size football field with a state-of-the-art drainable, synthetic turf system and goal posts at each end zone.

The Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium provides an NCAA-regulation track and field competition venue. Offering seating and amenities for 4,000 fans, the facility boasts 85,000 square feet of clear competition floor area. With a 100-foot peak, pole vault and throwing events can be held indoors alongside sprint lanes, high-jump stations; long- and triple-jump lanes and pits. The six-lane, 2,000-meter hydraulic, bankable track system is one of only 12 similar systems in the world.