HTC Center

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HTC Center
HTC Center.jpg
Full name HTC Student Recreation & Convocation Center
Former names Student Recreation and Convocation Center (planning)
Location 104 Founders Drive
Conway, SC 29579
Coordinates 33°47′57″N 79°0′56″W / 33.79917°N 79.01556°W / 33.79917; -79.01556Coordinates: 33°47′57″N 79°0′56″W / 33.79917°N 79.01556°W / 33.79917; -79.01556
Owner Coastal Carolina University
Operator Coastal Carolina University
Capacity 3,212[1]
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground April 15, 2010
Opened August 1, 2012[6]
Construction cost $35 million
Architect Hughes Group Architects[2]
Garvin Design Group[3]
Timbes Architectural Group
Services engineer RMF Engineering[4]
General contractor PC Construction[5]
Tenants
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
(NCAA Sports)

HTC Center, originally known as the Student Recreation and Convocation Center, is a 3,370-seat multi-purpose arena located on the campus of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. It is home to the Coastal Carolina University men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball teams.[7] The arena replaced Kimbel Arena as Coastal Carolina's basketball and volleyball home. On August 2, 2012, Horry Telephone Cooperative purchased the naming rights to the venue.[8]

An earlier planned arena, named YRT2 Arena, was to have opened in 2008. It would have also been home to a future ECHL franchise, the Myrtle Beach Thunderboltz.

Both the men’s and women’s programs opened the facility with victories. The men defeated the University of Akron 74-70 in overtime on November 9, 2012. The women’s program followed with a 58-39 victory against North Carolina Central University on November 12, 2012.[9]

Features[edit]

The HTC Center features 3,212 seats – 662 chair-back seats on one side of the court behind the team benches, 814 bench-back seats on the other side, about 700 on each end (including one end reserved for students), 40 courtside seats, 35 each in two corner balcony sections that can be rented out each game as a package with catering and then additional seating in the spacious Chanticleer Athletic Foundation and president’s suites that run the length of one side.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012-2013 Men's Basketball Preseason Prospectus" (PDF). Coastal Carolina Athletics. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Coastal Carolina Student Recreation and Convocation Center". Hughes Group Architects. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Student Recreation and Convocation Center". Garvin Design Group. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Student Recreation & Convocation Center". RMF Engineering. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "CCU - Student Recreation/Convocation Center". PC Construction. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Drucknemiller, Brian (August 1, 2012). "The HTC Center Opens for Students". The Atheneum. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "The HTC Center". Coastal Carolina Official Athletics. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "CCU Announces HTC Partnership, Names HTC Center" (Press release). Coastal Carolina University. August 2, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2013-2014 Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Coastal Carolina Athletics. p. 9. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ Young, Ryan (August 18, 2012). "The HTC Center Ready for Grand Opening at Coastal Carolina". The Sun News. Myrtle Beach. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 

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