HTC buys naming rights to CCU’s new basketball arena

Coastal Carolina’s brand new basketball arena and student recreation and convocation center has a brand new name and sponsor.

The school announced Thursday that HTC has purchased the naming rights to the recently completed 3,200-seat facility that will serve as the new home for the men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the volleyball team.

The HTC Center will be home to the Big South Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for the next three years.

The new arena has been in the works for years at Coastal, which saw potential partnerships for on-campus and off-campus facility fall apart while trying to replace the 990-seat Kimbel Arena.

The HTC Center. In an agreement with the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, HTC will receive exclusive naming privileges for a 20-year time frame.

As part of the partnership, HTC has and will continue to provide some complimentary services such as wiring and technical assistance, and financial support to assist CCU with it ever expanding campus needs. The new facility is scheduled to officially open concurrent with CCU’s upcoming fall semester.

“There are two driving factors for growing our partnership arrangement with CCU. First is the ongoing business relationship that HTC has enjoyed with the University for almost 60 years. Second is the overall impact CCU has on a local and regional basis. CCU is one of our largest business customers as an institution not to mention that many faculty, staff and students also have the opportunity for HTC services,” said HTC Chief Executive Officer Mike Hagg. “From an economic perspective, CCU is a great resource for the community with the jobs they create, the research that they provide, and the social opportunities that they provide through sports, cultural events and other on-campus events hosted by the University. The HTC Center will add another venue as these events continue to grow.”

In addition to exterior and interior signage, HTC will also receive sponsorship exposure on the Chanticleer playing courts where HTC logos will appear, along with video board impressions stationed throughout the building.

Built to accommodate the quickly changing needs of CCU students, the new HTC Center will provide: a wide-range of recreational amenities; a new home for the Chanticleer basketball and volleyball programs; and house the new university bookstore. In time, the HTC Center will also become a community resource featuring concerts, special events and other potential public gatherings.

Designed by the Garvin Design Group of Columbia, the HTC Center houses more than 131,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and resources with a contemporary look and atmosphere. The convocation portion of the building will be the home for CCU basketball and volleyball teams and will seat 3,200 fans.

The recreation portion of the center will include The Chanticleer Store, CCU’s bookstore, which has moved from Baxley Hall into a larger, two-floor space in the Center and is now open. Additional recreational facilities include and indoor track, multiple aerobics and exercise studios, weightlifting equipment, a rock climbing wall and a concession area.

Funds for the construction of the facility were provided by local sales tax initiatives, reserve funds and bond sales and the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

“We can’t say enough about the valuable partnership we have with HTC. This is more than just a sponsorship, but symbolizes what is already a deep business relationship. Our campus relies on HTC services and infrastructure every day and we are thrilled that they have joined us in launching this new student-centered facility,” said CCU President Dr. Dave DeCenzo.

“On behalf of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, we could never demonstrate enough gratitude toward HTC for stepping up and signifying their commitment to CCU and our community in such a public way. We thank HTC Executive Staff, Board of Directors, and all the members who we hope will view this partnership with pride. This support allows us to provide a very exceptional facility for the University for many, many years to come,” said Mark Roach, Executive Director of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation.

Comments

comments

Saints rally from two-set deficit to surprise Sharks

Saints rally from two-set deficit to surprise SharksThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team put together [more]

White's 36 leads Sharks past Panthers, Bulldogs

White's 36 leads Sharks past Panthers, BulldogsFollowing a runner-up finish in the WSGCA Championships over the [more]

Chants fall to Rams in OT, face Gamecocks Saturday

Chants fall to Rams in OT, face Gamecocks SaturdayIt took a couple of extra minutes in overtime, but [more]

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City Classic

NMB captures runner-up finish at Hub City ClassicThe North Myrtle Beach volleyball team scored some big victories [more]

Coast FA girls teams shine at Charleston tournament

Coast FA girls teams shine at Charleston tournamentTwo Coast FA girls teams entered the Women's Charleston Select [more]

CF girls, MB boys prevail at St. James Invitational

CF girls, MB boys prevail at St. James InvitationalThe Myrtle Beach boys and Carolina Forest girls swam to [more]

St. James takes runner-up to Lexington at WSCGA

St. James takes runner-up to Lexington at WSCGAThe St. James High girls golf team turned in another [more]

Edward's late grab sets up Gamecocks' game-winner

Edward's late grab sets up Gamecocks' game-winnerSouth Carolina receiver and Conway High product Bryan Edwards made [more]

Tigers wake up in time to knock off Boston College

Tigers wake up in time to knock off Boston CollegeFour fourth-quarter touchdowns led the No. 2 Clemson Tigers to [more]

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashion

Leathernecks lay leather to Chants in blowout fashionWestern Illinois, ranked 19th in the NCAA Division I FCS [more]

Chiefs come out swinging for quick TKO of Camden

Chiefs come out swinging for quick TKO of CamdenThe No. 2-ranked North Myrtle Beach High football team scored [more]

Braves blast past Sharks, win Battle of Highway 707

Braves blast past Sharks, win Battle of Highway 707The Socastee High football team showed it can rebound from [more]

Saints win another thriller, set program victory mark

Saints win another thriller, set program victory markFor the second consecutive week, the Christian Academy of Myrtle [more]

Panthers excel in all three phases in shutout of Lions

Panthers excel in all three phases in shutout of LionsThe Carolina Forest High football team bounced back in a [more]

Lady Chants rally to down Troy in double overtime

Lady Chants rally to down Troy in double overtimeThe Coastal Carolina women's soccer team had a flair for [more]

Photo Gallery: Rivals clash in Battle of Highway 707

Photo Gallery: Rivals clash in Battle of Highway 707Socastee defeated visiting St. James 65-14 in Friday's installment of [more]

Seahawks shock Tigers, keep Victory Bell in MB

Seahawks shock Tigers, keep Victory Bell in MBIn the long, rich rivalry of the Battle of the [more]

Photo Gallery: MB claims Battle of the Victory Bell

Photo Gallery: MB claims Battle of the Victory BellMyrtle Beach stunned No. 5 Conway 13-12 on Thursday night [more]

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region wins

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region winsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team completed a clean sweep of [more]

Socastee stays perfect in region play at midpoint

Socastee stays perfect in region play at midpointThe Socastee High girls tennis team captured its 10th win [more]

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Sharks, Braves try to reply

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Sharks, Braves try to replyThe Battle of the Victory Bell rings into action one [more]

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off BravesHow good is the St. James girls golf program? Good [more]

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT win

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT winSenior Wes White took a loose ball and found the [more]

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of Tigers

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of TigersThe Myrtle Beach High girls tennis and volleyball teams dominated [more]

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meet

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meetFive Grand Strand area cross country teams hit the ground [more]

Saints rally from two-set deficit to surprise Sharks

Saints rally from two-set deficit to surprise SharksThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team put together [more]

White's 36 leads Sharks past Panthers, Bulldogs

White's 36 leads Sharks past Panthers, BulldogsFollowing a runner-up finish in the WSGCA Championships over the [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach