The Purple’s Court

The TCU men’s and women’s basketball programs made their debut in the new Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena with a doubleheader on Sunday, Dec. 20. The all donor-funded, $72 million basketball home is a total renovation of the space previously known as The Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The court, lowered approximately 4 feet for closer seating, features a Nike-designed floor complete with frog scales and a large new Panasonic video board above center court. The Stuart Family Courtside Club overlooks Amon G. Carter Stadium and offers those with access food, drinks and a front-row view for post-game press conferences. While much of the emphasis for the Schollmaier Arena is placed on recruiting with dedicated lounge areas and totally refurbished locker rooms, Frog fans will enjoy the grand main entrance with a TCU Athletics Hall of Fame, sleek concourses and a food court with a wall of windows. TCU celebrated the opening on Dec. 15 with an official dedication ceremony. Chris Del Conte, TCU’s director of intercollegiate athletics, said, “We wanted to have the very best facility in the country, and I think we accomplished that today.”