Memorial Hermann breaks ground on sports park in Pearland

Athletes of all ages and levels will soon have a facility in Pearland that will promote the advancement of sports health. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)
Athletes of all ages and levels will soon have a facility in Pearland that will promote the advancement of sports health. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Athletes of all ages and levels will soon have a facility in Pearland that will promote the advancement of sports health. (Andy Yanez/Community Impact Newspaper)

Athletes of all ages and levels will soon have a facility in Pearland that will promote the advancement of sports health.

Memorial Hermann Health System broke ground on the Memorial Hermann Sports Park-Pearland on May 12.

“As a health system, we are really proud to deliver this state-of-the-art product—The Memorial Hermann Sports Park in Pearland—to the community, and we look forward to seeing all of you when we open the doors,” said Tim Couture, vice president of the orthopedic service line at Memorial Hermann.

The sports medicine and human performance facility, which will be located on the Memorial Hermann Pearland campus at 16100 South Freeway, will offer a range of medical care and athletic training for professional athletes, youth athletes and active adults. Construction of the facility is expected to start in the coming days, and the goal is for it to open in fall 2023.

The facility is a partnership between Memorial Hermann, Athlete Training and Health, and UT Physicians Orthopedics. It will hold a UT Orthopedics clinic, a Memorial Hermann sports medicine clinic and physicians with sports medicine training, according to a Memorial Hermann news release.


“Locating the facility on our campus allows us to expand our capabilities to provide training, wellness and educational services all in one place,” said Noel Cardenas, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Pearland.

Additionally, there will be an Athlete Training and Health center featuring an adult fitness space, a professional sport-style weight room, and an indoor and outdoor turf field, according to the news release.

“We look forward to working with all of our community partners to promote active lifestyles. Together, we can provide wellness solutions to our local first responders,” Cardenas said. “Together, we can educate coaches, young athletes and weekend warriors to provide positive outcomes in regard to training and performance.”
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.