Providing the best possible facilities is important to enhancing UVA’s home team advantage for student-athletes, coaches and fans. The needs of individual sports are prioritized through coaches’ discussions with athletics administrators. Once an identified facility project has gone through the University’s approval process, the athletics department depends on the Virginia Athletics Foundation to raise the funds to finance the project and provide an endowment to support its operation and ongoing maintenance, if appropriate.
Athletics Master Plan
The athletics complex, with an estimated cost of $180 million, redefines how we educate our student-athletes by improving our facilities and the support we provide to them as they study to achieve academic excellence, develop the necessary skills to become citizen leaders for tomorrow and train to compete for championships.
Softball Facility Expansion
May 2018 Update: The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has formally selected a site for a new softball stadium, which will be located at the corner of Massie and Copeley Roads. The goal is to create both a compelling team and spectator experience, with the benefit of having the other shared athletic facilities nearby. The design of the new facility should be available for the Board to review in June.
“It’s important for any of our student-athletes or any of our students to make sure that they have a great facility to maximize their potential to learn, grow, develop, get better, and so this facility will certainly help our softball student-athletes thrive,” says UVA athletics director Carla Williams.
UVA Golf Facility
Home to Virginia Golf since 1984, Birdwood Golf Course at the University of Virginia will soon add a training and development center to create a true home for the UVA Men’s and Women’s Golf programs.
UVA Tennis Complex
The UVA Tennis Complex at Boar’s Head Sports Club is the next step in the development of UVA’s tennis programs. This $12 million tennis complex will feature 12 championship-caliber “Deco-Turf” courts that are constructed over asphalt on compacted fill.