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Sports Venues

Whitaker Sports Complex

  • Guadalupe & 51st Streets
  • Austin, TX 78705

The men’s program grew rapidly as did the need for land on campus. The intramural playing fields ceased operations in the fall of 1966 to make way for the construction of a coed residence hall. That spring a tract of land at 51st and Guadalupe Streets was made available to the University, and the fields were named in honor of Berry Whitaker. Early the next year, the new Whitaker Fields opened, featuring four lighted softball fields, or eight football fields, and eventually 40 lighted tennis courts