Insomnia find . . . September 15, 2010 HPU will add football, but new arena for basketball
and pharmacy school will come first
as part of $2.1 billion expansionhttp://www.greensborosports.com/2010/09/15/hpu-will-add-football-but-new-arena-for-basketball-and-pharmacy-school-will-come-first-as-part-of-2-1-billion-expansion/
High Point University President ... announced the school will add a men’s lacrosse program [in 2012-13]. He added football is “Inevitable”, but he is asking community leaders to find the school land to build on.February 24, 2011High Point University Buys Oak Hollow Mallhttp://www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-oak-hollow-hpu-110224,0,6036059.story
High Point University ... has purchased Oak Hollow Mall.
The purchase includes more than 660,000 sq. ft. of building space and 45 acres of land.
The school does have a 10-year growth and expansion plan, but the mall's purchase was not part of those original plans, school officials said. School officials said they did not know what they would do specifically with the mall, but they are studying potential long-term uses for the property.
City leaders were also urging the university to purchase the property.
The mall is 1 mile from campus and existing sports complex.April 22, 2011$40M gift to High Point University for health sciences part of $2.1B drive to beef up schoolhttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/2bba4f9cfc694e929b587ed5143a8d48/NC--High-Point-University/
Campus officials expect enrollment to continue growing, to 5,000 undergraduates by 2017.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Point_University#Athletics
The university has completed construction of eight new buildings and two stadiums and renovated 16 buildings, and is working on a parking deck, new restaurants, a tennis complex and four new residence halls. Plans also include a $60 million, 5,500-seat basketball arena.
Speculation about HPU athletics has centered on the construction of either a football stadium (the school has not played football since the 1950s) or a larger basketball [arena] in order to move to a larger conference. The recent purchase of the Oak Hollow Mall property has further fueled that [speculation].