Texas A&M University-Kingsville athletes have the opportunity to compete in some of the best athletic facilities in the South Central Region. Javelina facilities are some of the most modern and well maintained facilities in the Lone Star Conference. If interested in renting out the facilities (football, track, basketball, volleyball, softball or baseball) or using them for events please contact Ruben Cantu at 361-593-2493.
Javelina Stadium, which is home to the football and track and field teams, recently hosted the 2009 Lone Star Conference Track and Field Championships. It has also been the site of numerous NCAA Division II Playoff football games, including Nov. 27, 2010 when the Javelinas host Northwest Missouri State in the second round of the playoffs.
Nolan Ryan Field, which is the home facility for the Javelina baseball squad has been a great home for the Javs. The 2004 Lone Star Conference Baseball Tournament - which was won by the Javelinas - was played at Nolan Ryan Field.
The newest of the Kingsville facilities, the Vernie and Blanche Hubert Field, has been home to the Javelina Softball Team since it's inception in 1997. TAMUK has won more than 65 percent of its games at the facility and the Javs have never had a losing season there. Four times in the first seven years of the facility the Javelinas have led the nation in attendance. The Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center is the host facility for the TAMUK men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. The Steinke Center has seating for more than 4,000 fans and was the host facility for the 2001 NCAA South Central Regional, as well as the first round of the 2004 Lone Star Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.
In the fall of 2010, the Javelina Athletic Department teamed with Kleberg Bank to build a Marquee at the entrance to the stadium. The Daktronics board can do any number of messages and graphics.
Javelina Stadium has long been the home of the TAMUK football team, as well as a house of horrors for opponents. Opened in 1952, the facility holds up to 15,000 fans. TAMUK routinely ranks among the best in Division II in attendance.
Since 1960 the Javelinas have a 230-62-2 record at the facility and have posted a perfect record at home on 14 different occassions. From 1967 to 1970 the Javelinas went a perfect 23-0 at Javelina Stadium. From 1974 to 1976 the Javs went 20-0. The school record for wins in a season is seven, set on six different occasions, most recently in 2003. The Javs last perfect season at home came during the 2002 season, a 6-0 mark.
The Javelinas have averaged over 11,000 fans in 2009 and 2010 and led NCAA Division II in attendance in 2010 with 11,989 per game.
Javelina Stadium Scoreboard
The scoreboard at Javelina Stadium was installed during the 2006 football season. The scoreboard is the largest scoreboard structure in NCAA Division II and was installed and built by Daktronics. The scoreboard is 36 feet wide and 36 feet tall and stands 12 feet off the ground. The video display is over 15 feet tall and 20 feet wide. It features a three camera system and a fully functional production room located under the east side grandstand. It also features a new sound system.
The scoreboard project was funded by the following sponsors; Kleberg Bank, Whataburger, H.E.B, A.E.P. Texas, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
The Texas A&M-Kingsville Communication/Theatre Arts Department has partnered with the Athletics Department to assist with all scoreboard production.
Steinke Center - Kingsville Hampton Inn Court
The Gil H. Steinke Physical Education Center-Kingsville Hampton Inn Court is the host facility for the TAMUK men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Steinke was the Javelinas Athletic Director and Head Football Coach from 1952-76, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, as well as the TAMUK Hall of Fame.
The Steinke Center/Kingsville Hampton Inn Court has seating for more than 4,000 fans and was the host facility for the 2001 NCAA South Central Regional Women’s Basketball Regional, as well as a Lone Star Conference Basketball Tournament game three times, including the 2003-04 season.
Kingsville Hampton Inn Court was also home to the 2006 Lone Star Conference Crossover Volleyball Tournament.
The facility has been a house of horrors for opponents as the Javelina men's basketball team has a 54-18 record in home games over the past five years. The Javs have won at least 10 games in each of the last five seasons. The Javelinas have had one losing season at the Steinke Center in 15 years and are 135-53 (71.8%).
From the 2001-02 season to early in the 2002-03 season, the Javelinas won 14 straight home games. The Javs won the final nine home contests of the 2003-04 season.
Vernie and Blanche Hubert Field
Vernie and Blanche Hubert Field has provided a strong home field advantage to the Javelinas over the last twelve years.
During that time, TAMUK has posted seven 10-plus win seasons and have a .663 winning percentage thanks to an 169-86 record.
The winning started in the first-ever game at the field with TAMUK picking up a 1-0 victory over the University of the Incarnate Word in February of 1997.
The key to the home field advantage has been the fans. The Javelinas led the nation in softball attendance in five of their eight years of existence. The Javs hold the all-time NCAA Division II record for single-season record for total attendance with 4,650 fans during the 2001 season. Their average of 332 fans during the 2000 and 2001 seasons are tied for the single-season average attendance. The Javs have three of the top four single season average attendance figures. They are the only school in NCAA Division II history to average more than 300 fans per game for a season.
The 2005 season was another record setting one for the Javs at home. The team posted a school record of 19 wins, including a 15-game win streak. Combined with wins in their final five home dates of 2004, the Javs had a 20-game home win streak.
TAMUK has never had a losing season at Hubert Field. The peak came in 2001 as the Javelinas won 18 of 23 home games, setting the school record winning percentage in a single season.
The facility holds 750 fans, including two permanent grand stand sections, has a two-story press box, ticket booth and concessions stand. The facility has lighting for night games as well.
The distance from home plate to the right and left field fences is 200 feet and 225 feet to the center field wall.
Nolan Ryan Field
The home of the Javelinas since 1994, Nolan Ryan Field is one of the top baseball facilities in the Lone Star Conference.
Thanks to a great home field advantage, the Javelinas have posted winning records in 10 of the 12 seasons the team has used the facility. In 1997 the team went 19-4 at home, including a 13-game win streak, a school record. A year later the team matched that record for home wins with a 19-8 mark.
In 2005 the Javs had their second highest win total in school history at home with a 22-5 record, which included a 10-game win streak at the facility.
The team followed that up with a 19-6 mark at home in 2006.
The Javelinas have won at least 10 games at home every season they have played in the facility, including eight seasons with 16 or more victories and two with 20 or more.
The field, which seats 4,000, was named after the Baseball Hall of Famer who helped raise the funds that constructed the facility. The dimensions of the field are 330 down the lines, 375 to the alleys and 400 to center field.James H. Clement Center
The Clement Center serves as the weight room and training room for all Javelina Athletic programs.