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The University took over the management of the fields on September 1, 2021

Sports fields are available for play at The University of Texas Permian Basin! Reserve your spot now! The University’s soccer and softball fields along with outdoor volleyball and basketball courts will be available to any team, league, association, and community partner interested in providing sports in our city and on campus. Everyone is invited to play, and UTPB looks forward to providing families with enhanced, enjoyable experiences. 

“The response from interested groups and teams to use our sports fields is remarkable. UTPB embraces this tremendous opportunity to give back and strengthen our community ties through sports,” said Director of Athletics, Todd Dooley. “Sports unite communities. We recognize participation in sports, both youth and adult, promotes many benefits.  We look forward to adding value to the City of Odessa and surrounding communities by expanding on the historical opportunities on the sports fields.  We are excited for people to see our vision come to fruition.”

The University has received interest from approximately 100 teams so far. Anyone interested can visit the sports fields’ website and email UTPB’s Sports Complex Director, John Gullion to reserve a field.

To celebrate, the University is opening the fields Labor Day weekend (September 3-6) for free play to the community. We hope you’ll take time to enjoy the facilities with family and friends over the holiday weekend!

The University has partnered with SFM (Sports Fields Management) Network to oversee the facility rentals. The partnership will ensure the process for rentals and facility upkeep will run smoothly and timely. The management of the facilities will expand access and improve organization and scheduling, maximizing full use of the fields. The University will also be offering "open play” where friends and families can gather and enjoy the facilities, not all of which were available in the past.

About SFM Network and UTPB Sports Complex:

The Sports Facilities Companies consisting of The Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA), Sports Facilities Development, LLC, and Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM) are headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2003, SFA has served more than 2,000 communities, produced more than $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 70+ youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes worldwide. SFD serves facility owners through owner's representation, venue planning, and procurement services during pre-development and construction. SFM provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation, and event venues nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-affiliated venues have hosted more than 100 million visitors and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. For more information, visit: and 

UTPB Sports Complex is in Odessa located on the campus of University of Texas Permian Basin.  The 93-acre UTPB Outdoor Sports Complex will consist of 36 youth soccer fields, 12 adult soccer fields, 12 softball/ baseball fields, 2 T-ball fields, basketball court, tennis court, sand volleyball court and rentable pavilions. UTPB Sports Complex is one of the newest members of the SFM Network, the nation's largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, The Sports Facilities Companies.