The HTC Center: A new home for Chanticleer men's and women's basketball and volleyball.
Coastal Carolina University opened its new Student Recreation and Convocation Center - The HTC Center - in August 2012. The $35 million facility provides more than 131,000 square feet of space that is the home of Chanticleer men's and women's basketball, and volleyball, as well as the university's student recreation center. The HTC Center accommodates more than 3,600 fans for athletic events and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a Daktronics videoboard system.
The facility provides locker rooms for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, coaches and referees; coaches' offices and team meeting rooms; media/press areas; two hospitality suites and three food concession areas. The campus bookstore - the Chanticleer Store - is also located in The HTC Center.
The university has been selected to host the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in The HTC Center for three years, beginning in 2013. The 2013 tournament includes 21 basketball games in six days. The winners of the Big South tournaments receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I tournament.
The recreation portion of The HTC Center includes a 1/9-mile indoor track, multiple aerobic and fitness studios, strength and conditioning equipment, and a 38-foot climbing wall. Students are also able to check out kayaks, camping equipment, bicycles, paddleboards and fishing equipment.
Plans for a student recreation center began in 2008 following a resolution presented by the University's Student Government Association to the Board of Trustees recommending the need for a new facility. Acting on this student-led recommendation, the Board of Trustees passed a student-approved fee increase to support construction funding. The groundbreaking for the facility was held April 15, 2010.
The HTC Center
104 Founders Drive
Conway, S.C. 29579