Texas Tech University’s West Recreational Turf Fields is the initial phase of a student-focused recreational sports complex designed for Intramural Sports competitions. The Millenial student population at Texas Tech and other participating universities within the Big 12 Conference demonstrate an avid interest in intramural soccer and lacrosse. Given the season of play for these two sports, it was important to Texas Tech to provide an all-weather sports complex that would not only serve students but also become a central location for hosting Big 12 intramural sports tournaments and championships.

The complex consists of two large multi-sport synthetic turf field surfaces for soccer, lacrosse and simultaneous flag football games. There is also a field operations and equipment management building, a separate equipment storage building, on-site patron restrooms and an outdoor plaza located within a secured, gated area. The synthetic turf was placed on two separate fields with an extensive sub-surface drainage system to ensure the fields were ready for play — even after the heaviest rain events.