High Point University (HPU), based in North Carolina, US, is set to proceed with the construction of a $100M facility that will feature a basketball arena, a conference centre and a boutique hotel.
The arena will have a capacity to accommodate 4,500 spectators. It will feature luxury suites, locker rooms, staff offices, concession stands, a merchandising area, a media suite, a film room, a press conference room, a weight room, an athletic training room, hospitality area, a ticket office and a practice gym.
The conference centre will offer event space for undergraduate and graduate programmes, student groups and community organisations. It will have a capacity to accommodate up to 2,500 people and have the ability to be subdivided into smaller venues with lighting, sound and video for presentations.
The hotel will feature up to 40 rooms, along with dining facilities and meeting rooms.
The HPU Board of Trustees has decided to honor HPU president Nido Qubein and First Lady Mariana Qubein by naming the new basketball and conference facility the ‘Nido & Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center’.
President Qubein said: “I am grateful to the Board of Trustees and the HPU family for this honor. High Point University continues to grow in impactful ways, and these facilities will benefit both HPU and the city of High Point measurably for generations to come.”
Construction on the project will commence during the 2018-2019 academic year.
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