theEnd looks to capitalize on new arena space


The Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena opens next month and will have a great space for TCU organizations to take advantage of.

With the opening of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena coming this month, one organization at TCU is looking to capitalize on the updated space to provide a better experience for TCU students.

theEnd is a growing organization that plans and hosts events for the TCU community. Having comedians like Bo Burnham and Vanessa Bayer come to perform proved to be popular with students earlier this semester and last year.

Jesus Contreras, director of theEnd, said the updated space is going to be an important factor in expanding their audience and hosting bigger events that wouldn’t be possible in the smaller Brown-Lupton University Ballroom.

“We are getting steady numbers but now are just working on how to make the experience something that people would want to plan months in advance for,” Contreras said. “We just want to give people a reason to say that they go to the best school on Earth.”

The new space will allow the organization to have options with its venues.

The arena can host events, like concerts, that need more than 2000 seats, Contreras said.

James Creange, a sports broadcasting major and frequenter of theEnd events, said he is looking forward to all the upcoming events and experiencing them in a new, exciting environment.

“I think it’s great that theEnd is making use of the arena space because it provides room for an already great organization to grow,” Creange said. “I’m a big supporter of anything that promotes campus unity.”

The Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena will have its ribbon cutting and open house on December 15.