John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center
Buies Creek, NC 27506
|Broke ground||September 1, 2007|
|Opened||October 17, 2008|
|Construction cost||$34 million
($37.8 million in 2016 dollars)
|Architect||Little Diversified Architectural Consulting|
|General contractor||T.A. Loving Company|
|Campbell Fighting Camels|
The John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center is a multi-purpose arena in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The arena, Gore Arena, is located on the campus of Campbell University and hosts the university's basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs. It is named for Gilbert Craig Gore, the late son of a Campbell alum. The John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center is a part of the expansion plan of Campbell's athletic facilities, which includes a new football stadium and renovations to existing Taylor Field of the baseball program. The John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center replaced Carter Gymnasium, which was the second smallest gymnasium in Division I Basketball with just 947 seats, second only to Charleston Southern's Fieldhouse which holds 750.
- Tony Delp - Campbell Athletics
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- Grand Opening & Dedication of Campbell University Convocation Center
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