The renovation of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena won’t be complete in time for the basketball season opener, TCU officials announced Tuesday.
The first games in the facility will be a men’s and women’s doubleheader on Dec. 20. The men are scheduled to play Abilene Christian at 1 p.m., with the women playing Southern Utah at 3:30.
The Nov. 13 season openers for the TCU men and women will be played on campus in the University Recreation Center. The women host Sam Houston State at 6 p.m. The men face Southeastern Louisiana at 8:30 p.m.
The men will play their remaining games before Dec. 20 at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth. The women will play in the rec center.
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The first event at Schollmaier is expected to be graduation on Dec. 19.
Work on the $72 million project was delayed by rain in the spring, and rain in October further slowed the schedule.
The project includes a hall of fame, team spaces, courtside club, food courts, wider concourses, a new video board and additional restrooms.
Last season, TCU’s women played at the campus rec center, and the men played at Wilkerson-Greines. The Frogs were 12-6 at the Fort Worth school district facility.
Season-ticket holders may use their season tickets for admission into the games at Wilkerson-Greines and the University Rec Center. Seating will be general admission.