In 2001, the North Texas athletic department established bold initiatives to elevate university athletic programs to the exemplary level already evident in our academics. The result is one of the finest athletic villages in the nation.
The creation of the Mean Green Athletic Village was the most ambitious of those early initiatives. From a dream and a concept, this state-of-the-art complex has grown from one building, the 50,000-squarefoot Athletic Center, to an athletic campus that is now home to six sports and will soon be the site of both practice and competition facilities for 13 of the 16 current Mean Green athletic teams.
At the center of the village is a 7,000-square-foot Student-Athlete Academic Center, outfitted with the latest technologies and ample space to provide student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in the classroom as well as on the field. With an on-site dormitory and cafeteria, this complex now allows North Texas student-athletes to eat, sleep, train, study, rehab, practice and compete on one site - all within 500 yards.
1. New Football Stadium
2. Athletic Center
3. Darrell Dickey Football Practice Field
4. Waranch Tennis Facility
6. Future Track Facility
7. Future Baseball Complex
8. Lovelace Softball Stadium
9. Soccer Stadium
10. Student-Athlete Academic Center
11.SB/Soc/VB Locker Rooms/Coaches' Offices
12. Volleyball Center
13. Softball & Golf Indoor Practice Facility
North Texas' progressive and strategic growth of its athletic programs was imperative to not only attract the best student-athletes, but also develop them to their highest level. The facilities now in place are producing significant results.
The next logical step? The long-overdue replacement of 59-year-old Fouts Field, which cannot structurally accommodate further renovations due to outdated electrical and plumbing systems, as well as substandard access and amenities.