High schools in Fort Worth,
Arlington and the Grapevine-Colleyville school district have signed on to stage
future commencement exercises in UT Arlington’s new College Park Center.
UT Arlington's College Park Center is scheduled to open early next year.
The $78 million, 7,000-seat center
in downtown Arlington is scheduled to open early next year. It is the focal
point of College Park District, a 20-acre development that will also include 25,000-square-feet
of street-level retail space, student housing, green space and 1,800 parking spaces
Arlington, Bowie, Lamar, Sam
Houston and Seguin high schools in the Arlington school district will hold
their graduation ceremonies at the College Park Center in June 2012.
Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School in the
Grapevine-Colleyville district and Nolan Catholic High School of Fort Worth
have also scheduled their commencements at the center in May.
“Our vision is for the College Park Center to become a destination
point for people from Arlington and surrounding communities, including Fort
Worth and Dallas,” said John Hall, UT Arlington’s vice president for
administration and campus operations. “We look forward to seeing thousands of
North Texas students receive their diplomas and celebrate with family and friends.”
College Park Center will become
the home court for UT Arlington basketball and volleyball in 2012, with the
first basketball game in the new venue expected Feb. 1. Designed by international
architecture firm HKS Inc., College Park Center also will be a venue of choice
for concerts, lectures and other events.
looking forward to having five of our schools graduate at the College Park
Center this spring,” said Jerry McCullough, Arlington school district superintendent.
“It is exciting to be holding graduation ceremonies back in Arlington.”
To book an event for College
Park Center, please contact Jeff Davis at 817-272-5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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