Simpson Center
Located alongside the Brazos River on University Parks Drive, the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center is the first of its kind for Baylor, providing a 96,300-square-foot space to house innovative athletic training equipment, academic programs specifically designed to support all student-athletes and the staff members who serve them, all under the same roof.

Floor one of the Simpson Center features facilities such as the main athletics training room, equipment room, football team locker room, coaches' locker room and weight room, connecting student-athletes with greater access to the services and facilities they need right on campus.

As well as housing administrative offices, the football office and meeting rooms, the second floor accommodates the academic center, which includes 22 individual tutoring rooms, a computer lab, learning center and two classrooms.

Located directly behind the Simpson Center are two natural surface football practice fields along with the state-of-the-art Jay and Jenny Allison Indoor Football Practice Facility.

Two of Baylor's own generously provided for much of the facility. The lead gift for the project, the largest single gift in Baylor's history, came from the estate of Alwin O. Highers Jr. of Alexandria, La. Highers graduated from Baylor in 1939 and was an ardent fan of Baylor athletics. His benevolent gift provided the initial vision for the complex.

Bob Simpson joined the effort and provided the support that enabled the expanded facility to include additional components such as the academic center. Simpson graduated from Baylor with an undergraduate degree in 1970 and a master's of business administration degree in 1971.


DIRECTIONS

The Simpson Center is located at the intersection of University Parks Drive and LaSalle Ave.

From the north, drive south on I-35, take University Parks Drive exit and turn east (left) on University Parks. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your left before you reach the Marina and Turner Athletics Complex.

From the south, drive north on I-35, take University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) on University Parks. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your left before you reach the Marina and Turner Athletics Complex.

From the west, drive east on Hwy. 84 to Hwy. 6/Loop 340. Turn east (right) and take Hwy. 6/Loop 340 to I-35. Turn north (left) on I-35, take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) on University Parks. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your left before you reach the Marina and Turner Athletics Complex.

From the east, drive west on Hwy. 84 to I-35. Turn south on I-35 (left), take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (left) on University Parks. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your left before you reach the Marina and Turner Athletics Complex.

From the northwest, take Hwy. 6 to I-35. Turn north (left), take the University Parks Drive exit and turn east (right) on University Parks. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your left before you reach the Marina and Turner Athletics Complex.

From the southwest, take Hwy. 6 to Bus. 77 exit. Bus 77 becomes LaSalle. Turn west (left) on University Parks Drive. The Simpson Center (Highers Athletics Complex) is on your right after the Turner Athletics Complex and Marina.