College Park Center Grand Opening
UT Arlington President James Spaniolo told KTVT CBS 11 that yesterday marked a new era for the University in opening its College Park Center, a 7,000-seat arena that will not only be home to the basketball and volleyball teams but also serve as a community anchor for downtown Arlington.
An earlier CBS 11 report focused on College Park Center itself. The $78 million arena is the keystone in the 20-acre College Park District, which now forms the eastern edge of the UT Arlington campus. HKS Inc., the same architectural firm that designed Cowboys Stadium, designed the center.
A new era unfolded for UT Arlington as the University opened the College Park Center, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
The new crown jewel of UT Arlington is now open, KXAS NBC 5 reported. That crown jewel is the College Park Center. The center gives the University a top-notch arena for their basketball and volleyball teams to play and greatly helps recruiting, an NBC DFW website report said.
The 7,000-seat College Park Center opened yesterday, The Scoop blog in The Dallas Morning News reported.
The four-sided Daktronics video display showed him shooting a basketball on the Texas Hall stage. In the video, his shot burst through the wall of Texas Hall, zoomed across campus, crashed through the ceiling of College Park Center, "cutting" a giant blue ribbon amid explosive special effects and cheers from the 6,228 in attendance.
Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro says UT Arlington men break arena in the right way.
The Texas Tribune discusses the CPC and the City of Arlington.
UT Arlington Magzine has a photo gallery.
The Shorthorn's College Park Center headquarters.
The Shorthorn talks about the crowd and the atmosphere in the CPC.
The Shorthorn recaps the Mavs 12th win in a row.
BallisLife.com has video from some big dunks by LaMarcus Reed III and Kevin Butler that rocked the College Park Center.
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