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Old January 15th, 2015, 05:48 AM   #1
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AUSTIN - Frank Erwin Center (16,540)

The Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center

Opened November 29, 1977. Home of the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns basketball team.


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The Dell Medical Center, a new US$334 million teaching hospital for the University of Texas at Austin, has identified the parking lot and Waller Creek area directly across from the Frank Erwin Center as Phase I of construction, with later phases calling for the demolition of the Frank Erwin Center. If this were to happen, then the university will have to find a site for a brand-new indoor arena for its basketball teams, possibly off-campus.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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Thats a shame because I love the Frank.
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Old February 7th, 2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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Finally some news has been reported. There were some whispers it was possible the FEC might not be affected by the medical school construction. Apparently this is false and the new athletic facility time line for UT as a whole is about to move forward and be publicly known. Allegedly, the idea of an off-campus super arena ala-Louisville was an idea from the previous athletic administration and is being dumped in favor of an off-campus sight known as Lot 80, which is just east of the current Swim Center along MLK. No details, but this is the first site specific news anyone has publicly reported. Might be true, might not. This would confirm the previous reports that the Swim Center is gone. The same report said the new swim arena would go east of Disch-Faulk along with the new Tennis Center(previously thought to be moved far off campus). Apparently, an organization has already been formed to purchase the land to extend the UT campus to the east.
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What the school says about Lot 80 is it will be home to Chillers for the Medical complex. I believe UT will expand across the highway with a new Aquatics facility and tennis and could put a new basketball arena in the current spot of the SWim center to keep basketball closer to campus rather than moving it across the highway as well. What ever they do, it looks like we won't be calling it the 40 acres for much longer. Maybe the 45 Acres????
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Claims say UT is looking at the parking lot just south of the track stadium. But look at the footprint of the Erwin Center compared to that parcel of land and the arena's going to have to shrink. A lot.

The corner where the Swim Center is located might seem better, but besides having to build a new swim center ($$$$) it looks like the School of Social Work building would be infringed upon ($$$$).

The same is true for ideas to build it where Moncrief-Neuhaus and the Rec Center are located ($$$$).

It's not only going to be a costly process to build a new arena, but to replace whatever is located at the site that is picked.
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Austin and Texas could Partner in New UT Arena

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University of Texas reveals plans for Frank Erwin Center replacement

After some speculation that the University of Texas might build its new basketball arena away from the Forty Acres, the school has selected an on-campus site for the project.

On April 7, the university said it had chosen land just south of Mike A. Myers Stadium — home to UT’s track-and-field and soccer programs — as the spot for its new basketball, concert, and event facility. Last year, UT identified the site, which sits between Red River Street and I-35, as the preferred location.

The university is demolishing the 40-year-old Frank Erwin Center, known as “The Drum,” to make way for expansion of the new Dell Medical School. In a news release, UT says it hasn’t figured out the exact footprint, scope, and cost of the new arena, which is expected to open as early as 2022 or as late as 2024.
http://austin.culturemap.com/news/en...-erwin-center/
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Future arena thread in the link below:

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2142164

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The older arena will eventually be torn down to clear space for expansion of the school’s medical complex.
http://www.venuesnow.com/news/detail...of-texas-arena
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