Christ the King High School unveils new $6.6 million gymnasium

Christ the King Catholic High School hosted the grand opening of its $6.6 million Fulford Athletic and Activity complex on Thursday.

More than 500 people gathered at the high school in Huntersville as Bishop Peter Jugis cut the ribbon and blessed the new facility with holy water. The ceremony also included tours of the new complex, band, and student singers.

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The 21,808-square-foot facility will hold a full-sized basketball court, two cross courts, seating for more than 720 fans, men’s and women’s locker rooms for home and visiting teams, as well as offices for athletic directors and trainers.

The complex will also house a full-sized stage with the latest lighting and sound systems for student productions and school events.

Funds for the project came from a capital campaign that raised about $3.96 million. The school also received $2.64 million in support from Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Charlotte said this project marks another milestone after enrollment rose 15% following the pandemic.

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