The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium is the most recent addition to the UNM Tennis Program and is used in conjunction with the 13-court Linda Estes Tennis Complex by the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium is located directly across the street from Linda Estes, behind The Pit basketball arena and next to the Lobo baseball field.
The stadium features stadium lights, electronic scoreboards and six sunken outdoor courts that include stadium seating for approximately 1,000 fans. Fans can keep up with all the action via a large electronic scoreboard located between the two central courts as well as smaller boards at each individual court.
The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium comes courtesy of a $1.2 million donation that was part of a $7.5 million gift to UNM that Ian and Sonnet McKinnon made in 2011. Another $500,000 was raised privately for the project and the stadium lights were donated by the City of Albuquerque. The McKinnon family also contributed $300,000 to an endowed scholarship in the name of Loren Dils, a former director of the Lobo Tennis Club and an ex-UNM assistant tennis coach, who has been diagnosed with ALS. Ed and Shirley Corley donated the scoreboards.
The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium has also served as the host site of numerous events including the 2014 USTA/ITA Regional Championships and 2015 Mountain West Conference Championships.
In summer 2015, the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium was recognized as one of 13 winners in its 34th annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium is located west of University Stadium. Exit off I-25, just south of the Big-I, at Avenida Cesar Chavez and head east. Turn right (south) on University Boulevard. The McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium will on the right, located directly behind The Pit and the Lobo Ticket Office, next to the Lobo baseball fields.