J.V. Hilliard Field
J.V. Hilliard Field is one of the most unique stadiums in the area. The 1,000-seat bowl type facility located just north of Hutcherson Center is actually below ground level, providing a useful and functional windbreak for West Texas winds. Completed in 1964 as a home for the Pioneer track and field teams, the stadium was originally known as the Wayland Bowl, but was renamed Hilliard Field in 1981 to honor Wayland's first track coach and the driving force behind the construction of the stadium.
Now the home to both the Pioneer track and field teams and the WBU soccer teams, Hilliard Field received a major facelift during the summer of 2009. The track surface received a complete overhaul, the soccer field was completely reseeded, and the press box, storage rooms and restrooms were painted and refurbished.
Just outside and to the west of the bowl area, a new fence was constructed, enclosing a new practice soccer field and the shot put and discus pits.