A $110 million event center with seating for 7,500 is coming to Tarleton State University.


TSU Media Relations

Special to Beneath the Surface News


The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved a $110 million capital project request to design and construct a convocation and event center in the heart of Tarleton State University’s main campus in Stephenville.

“This is a tremendous day in Tarleton history,” said university President James Hurley. “We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of A&M System regents and Chancellor John Sharp. Today’s vote proves they’re all in for a state-of-the-art venue to propel our institution and promote our community.”

Seating up to 7,500, the multipurpose center will sport NCAA Division I basketball facilities and room for academic symposiums, conferences, conventions and concerts. Tarleton convocations, commencements and student activities will have a permanent indoor home, and Stephenville will enjoy increased revenue from community and regional events.

“A strong university has a moral and social obligation to work with its community to deliver an outstanding higher education while spurring economic development and improving regional quality of life,” Dr. Hurley said. “We’re doing that. Let the designing begin!”