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UWF and EMO/ARCHITECTS, INC. completed a facilities master plan in September 2010.
For more information, view the recap of the
facilities master plan press conference.

The University of West Florida is located at:
11000 University Pkwy
Pensacola, FL 32514


Jim Spooner Field
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- Year opened - 1981
- Seating Capacity - 2,500
- Dimensions - LF 320,  LC 370,  CF 390,  RC 370,  RF 320
- First Game - Feb. 28, 1981 vs. Alabama A&M

Jim Spooner Field is the home of the UWF baseball team. The stadium opened as Argonaut Field in 1981 with a seating capacity of 1,000. $40,000 was spent on the facility, adding new fencing, a backstop, dugouts and fencing protection.  The first game was played February 28, 1981 against Alabama A&M.

In 2009 the stadium was renamed Jim Spooner Field in honor of former UWF baseball head coach Jim Spooner. Coach Spooner led the UWF baseball program from 1983-2006. He compiled 688 wins and led the Argos to the NAIA World Series in 1989. He was inducted into the Pensacola Sports Association Hall of Fame in 2006 and to the UWF Hall of Fame in 2008.

Jim Spooner Field underwent a major renovation in 2004. Chair back seating was put in behind home plate, bleachers were put down the left field and right field lines, suites were added down the right field line and party decks were built behind both dugouts and in left field. In 2012 Jim Spooner Field underwent renovation replacing wind screens, fencing and adding new UWF signage around the facility.

Jim Spooner Field has served as host of the 2011 NCAA South Regional tournament, the panhandle high school All-Star baseball games, baseball summer camps and baseball tournaments.

Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex
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- Year opened - 1967
- Seating Capacity- 350

The UWF Tennis Complex opened in 1968 with six lighted courts. In 1974 the complex underwent renovation adding shade structures, coaches’ offices and six more courts. In 1989 a clubhouse was added and after the addition the UWF Tennis Complex was awarded the United States Tennis Association Tennis Complex Award.

In 1998 the complex was renamed Raplh “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex in honor of form UWF tennis coach Skeeter Carson. Coach Carson accumulated 300 match wins in his 17-year tenure. His teams produced four NAIA National Championships, two Rolex Championships and four Arthur Ashe award winners. Coach Carson was named a two time NAIA coach of the year.

Also in 1998 the complex was renovated resurfacing all 12 courts, putting up new fences, windscreens, nets and repainting the courts. In 2009 the courts were resurfaced with post tension concrete and in 2011 shade structures and new windscreens were added.

The Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex has served as host site for the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tennis Championships.

UWF Aquatic Center

- Year opened - 1975
- Dimensions - 50 meters by 25 yards

The UWF Aquatic Center will be the home of the Argonauts women's swimming and diving team when they start competing in 2013-14. The pool features two one-meter diving boards and one three-meter diving board. The facility recently underwent a $4.5 million renovation completed in April 2011, and it has hosted championships at the high school and club levels, as well as Junior and Special Olympics events. The aquatic center is managed by staff in UWF Recreation and Sports Services.

UWF Cross Country Trails

Cross country trails start at the multipurpose fields and include roughly five miles of trails with exits near the baseball field and the maintenance road leading to the track complex. These trails are maintained by the cross country team, and several races during the year utilize the trails (The Argonaut 5k in August, the PRA Cross country course in Dec., and the Girl Scout Cookie run in February, and others).

Additional trails on campus connecting to the nature walk include over 10 miles on the northwest section of campus. These trails are maintained by a local biking club.

The Argonauts also utilize the Escambia County Equestrian center, on Mobile Highway, approximately 20 minutes from the West Florida campus. The Equestrian Center includes an open field area and horse trails that are a perfect fit for the UWF cross country home meet and is a great setting for both 5k and 8k running events. Other races, including the PRA Membership run utilize the 5k course that UWF Cross country has established.

UWF Field House
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- Year opened - 1967
- Seating Capacity - 1,180

The UWF Field house is the home of UWF men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. It was opened in 1971 built of brown brick with a reddish colored roof of weathering steel with an original seating capacity of 4,500.

In 1997 new scoreboards were installed at both ends of the court and year later, in 1998, a new roof was put on. In 1999 a new Tartan floor surface was laid, in 2000 a new sound system was installed, in 2001 new bleachers with chair back seats were put in and in 2009 the floor received a new paint job. In 2010 the men’s and women’s lockers rooms underwent complete renovation with new lockers and amenities.

The courts are surrounded on three sides by teaching facilities, specialized classrooms and studios. There is a large foyer at main entrance with box offices, concessions, trophy cases, large men’s and women’s locker rooms and a training room. The West Florida athletics weight room is also located in the UWF field house.

The UWF Field House has served as host of the 2006 National Volleyball Championships and basketball and volleyball camps and tournaments.

UWF Soccer Complex
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- Year opened - 1974
- Seating Capacity - 1,000
- Dimensions - 115 yards long, 72 yards wide

The UWF Soccer Complex is the home of the UWF men’s and women’s soccer teams. The Stadium opened in 1981 with a rubberized walking track surrounding the field and a seating capacity of 1,000 spectators.

The UWF Soccer Complex was renovated in 2011 with new lights, sound system, surrounding fence, wind screens, shade shelters over bleachers and a new scoreboard.

The Argonauts also utilize nearby Ashton Brosnaham Park, a soccer facility that has multiple practice fields and a stadium game field.  Ashton Brosnham Park and UWF have served as host for the 2006 and the 2011 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division II Soccer Championships.

UWF Softball Complex
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Argonaut Athletic Club
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UWF Field House Weight Room
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- Year opened - 2007

The UWF Field House Weight Room is the weight room for UWF athletes. It became the athletics weight room in 2007.

In 2009 new platforms and racks with the West Florida logo were added. In 2010 new Schwinn bikes, dumbbells, kettle bells, hammer isolated rows, Dynamax medicine balls, Vertech and Jump tab were added. In 2011 new iron grip plates with the UWF logo, trap and multi-purpose weight bars, Tendo units, 500 pounds of chains and West Florida signage was added to the weight room.

The UWF Field House Weight Room is home to over 10,000 pounds of weight.

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