The clock is running out for UTA basketball at Texas Hall.
There are only two more games left at the venue which features teams playing on a raised performance stage (Spectators sit in a kind of bemused wonder while hoping the ball doesn't fall off). The last game is set for Jan. 21 against Stephen F. Austin.
Texas Hall will no longer be home court for UTA as the basketball and volleyball programs move to the new $78 million College Park Center. The massive multipurpose facility - the new home for the men's and women's basketball programs as well as women's volleyball - is set to open Feb. 1. The center will also host conferences, concerts and area high school graduations. UTA finishes out the season at the new center.
College Park Center is part of College Park District, a 20-acre development that includes the College Park retail/living area, which is still under construction. Once it is completed in August, people will be able to eat and shop while waiting for a game or concert to begin next door. Also nearby is The Green at College Park, a space that filters runoff while serving as a recreation or gathering area.
Check out the picture below. It features Texas Hall stage complete with a basketball practice session.