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Tarleton State University Breaks Ground on New Event Center

Tarleton State University recently broke ground on its new event center, for which Vaughn Construction will serve as construction manager-at-risk. The convocation center, a two-story multipurpose arena, will house NCAA Division I basketball facilities, seating nearly 10,000 for concerts and up to 8,000 for basketball games. The center will provide a permanent indoor home for convocations and commencements.

“The Tarleton State Event Center will be the largest of its kind in our region and will be a hub of activity and entertainment for not only the students here at Tarleton State University, but for the community in the region we serve,” said Dr. James Hurley, President of Tarleton State University. “This facility will have the top-of-the-line technology sound and visual effects and will enrich the university experience for every Texan that will call Tarleton home.”

This $110 million event center started construction in Spring 2023. 

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