A university often serves more than just its students. It serves the greater community. Designing a facility to meet the demanding needs of todays top athletic programs while serving as a venue for community activity takes collaboration and thoughtful planning, and must lead to a result that suits everyone.
Athletic programs have a profound impact on the quality of overall university student life. College Park Center is a landmark, multi-purpose event center that met the need of UT Arlington to move its basketball and volleyball programs out from behind the curtain of Texas Hall, the theater home of Mavericks basketball and volleyball for the last 40 years, and into a uniquely designed, modern arena reflective of the quality of the Mavericks athletic programs.
Competition for attracting and retaining elite student athletes is enormous, and university athletics facilities are meaningful, in terms of both sports and academics. UTA College Park Center offers student athletes a one-stop shop for honing and showcasing their talents, both physically and mentally. It has enhanced the UTA experience for the student athletes, student body, faculty and administration by creating an environment that elevates recruiting, creates a distinct home-court advantage, and instills a sense of achievement and importance for a university striving to increase its national influence.