Millis Athletic Convocation Center

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Millis Athletic/Convocation Center
Millis Center.jpg
Location922 West College Drive
High Point, NC 27262
Coordinates35°58′24.44″N 79°59′44.54″W / 35.9734556°N 79.9957056°W / 35.9734556; -79.9957056Coordinates: 35°58′24.44″N 79°59′44.54″W / 35.9734556°N 79.9957056°W / 35.9734556; -79.9957056
OwnerHigh Point University
OperatorHPU Athletics
Capacity1,750
SurfaceHardwood
Construction
Broke ground1990
Opened1992
Construction cost$6.7 million
($12 million in 2018 dollars[1])
Tenants
High Point Panthers men's and women's basketball
High Point University women's volleyball

The James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center is a 1750-seat multi-purpose athletic and academic facility on the campus of High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. The basis of the building is Alumni Hall, which was built in 1957. In 1992, the facility was added upon, creating the office space, classrooms and pool on the western side of the facility, as well as adding a state-of-the-art press box.

In recent years the massive expansion of HPU has not left Millis unnoticed. A "jumbotron," an LED-powered scorers table and a four-sided scoreboard were added in the last couple years. On October 24, 2007 (prior to the 2007-08 basketball season) two more "jumbotrons" were installed.

Much of the previous strain for space in the Millis Center has been alleviated by the recent opening of the Jerry and Kitty Steele Center.[2]

Millis Center has hosted several notable events, such as President George W. Bush's televised 2002 speech, HPU Presidential Scholarship Weekend events, HPU men's and women's basketball games, HPU volleyball matches, and other ancillary HPU events.

In January 2017, High Point University announced that the men's and women's basketball programs would be moving to a new arena near the corner of University Parkway and Lexington Avenue, just north of Vert Stadium, with a planned completion date of October 2020.[3]

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Nuckles, Mike (2007-07-18). "Start of term prompts dedication of new buildings". Campus Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-04.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.highpoint.edu/blog/2017/01/hpu-to-name-new-arena-and-conference-center-in-honor-of-qubein-family/

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