Nash-Rocky Mount’s main appeal is undeniably its Southern charm, hospitality and quaint atmosphere. With a number of exciting activities, attractions, festivals and sporting events, Nash-Rocky Mount is a one-stop-shop for sports planners. A trip to Nash-Rocky Mount wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the region’s recreational opportunities, historical sites, arts and cultural experiences.
Twice recognized as an All-American City, Nash-Rocky Mount’s Rocky Mount is home to a majority of the brand name restaurants, shopping and lodging accommodations. There are a number of sports events held annually in Nash-Rocky Mount, so it’s no surprise that the area is home to a host of first-class sports facilities. Notable events at Nash-Rocky Mount’s state-of-the-art sports facilities include the 22nd Annual Down East Viking Football Classic and the Top Gun Summer and Winter World Series.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- Top Gun Winter World Series at Rocky Mount Sports Complex (10/18)
- 21 st Annual Down East Viking Football Classic at the Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium (09/28)
- Top Gun Winter World Series at Rocky Mount Sports Complex (11/1)
- CASL at Rocky Mount Sports Complex (11/15)
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- Volunteer Staff from Sports Complex
- PR/Media Assistance
- Site Visits
- Transportation Assistance
- Lodging Services
- Grant Programs
- Welcome Bags/Gifts
- Itinerary Development
- Event Planning Assistance
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Rocky Mount Sports Complex
Nash-Rocky Mount’s leading sports facility, Rocky Mount Sports Complex is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service by offering first-class facilities, outstanding staff and a professional level of maintenance. This 143-acre facility is home to an assortment of recreational programming.
The complex includes six youth baseball fields, four interchangeable baseball and softball fields, one championship baseball field, eight soccer fields, a football field, a professional disc golf course, two outdoor basketball courts, outdoor volleyball courts, picnic shelters and a walking trail.
Sports: Soccer, baseball, softball, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse
Rocky Mount Event Center
Rocky Mount Event Center is the ultimate sports tourism, events and entertainment destination in North Carolina. The facility has hosted several thousand players and visitors since opening in the fall of 2018. This 165,000-square-foot, multimillion-dollar facility is dedicated to providing spectacular event, tournament and competition experiences.
The Rocky Mount Event Center consistently draws players, coaches and parents from all over the country, making it a premier destination for tournament exposure. The facility hosts everything from National Championship Cheer and Dance or gymnastics competitions to top flight basketball and volleyball tournaments.
Sports: Cheerleading, dance, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, pickleball
Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium
Part of Rocky Mount Sports Complex, Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium seats more than 5,000 spectators and features a natural grass playing field, team field house, large press box and elevated coaching areas. Further amenities at the stadium include an upgraded athletic training facility, a private locker room, weight training area and the Vernon T. Bradley, Jr. Practice Field.
Things to do in Rocky Mount?
The Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences in Rocky Mount is one of the premier cultural facilities on the eastern seaboard. Players and families can compare alligator and crocodile skulls in the wetland predator display of the PNC Live Animal Gallery, or wander through the Arts Center permanent collection, featuring more than 400 works by artists primarily from North Carolina.
At Rocky Mount Mills, parents can explore the region’s only beer incubator with seven on-campus breweries, accompanied by local restaurants and other event venues. Vast outdoor spaces abound for live music, playing a game of cornhole or rowing down the Tar River Paddle Trail. The site of the original village of Rocky Mount and its first post office circa 1816, Battle Park offers picnic facilities, walks along the Tar River and scenic overlooks.
The Rocky Mount Event Center, is home to a family adventure center, which includes an indoor ropes course, a video game arcade, a themed climbing wall area and a soft play area for younger kids.
A symbol of the Rocky Mount area, City Lake features walking trails, tall hardwoods and exotic waterfowl. It was originally constructed as a Works Progress Administration project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration in 1937. A trip to Tar River Reservoir allows for boating and fishing, as well as water skiing opportunities.
Awesome complex and great staff to work with. As the NC Fastpitch State Director I held the first fastpitch tournament at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex when it opened in 2006. It has turned into a great partnership between Nash County, Rocky Mount and NC USSSA. We have held tournaments there monthly (March-November) since 2006 and hope to continue this partnership for many years to come. The facility is one of the best on the east coast and has an amazing staff. Their willingness to do whatever is necessary to make the complex playable after it has rained. It has far exceeded my expectations. Teams enjoy playing there because it is easily accessible from the highway, has plenty of parking and has an abundant warm-up area to accommodate many teams at the same time. It has truly been a pleasure to be associated with the Rocky Mount Sports Complex and its staff.
NC USSSA: Rod Skinner (State Director)
How to Get to Nash County?
By Car: Major highways that reach Rocky Mount are I-95, I-85, I-77 and US-64. Nash County is within a two to six hour drive from several major cities, including Charlotte, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston and Richmond.
By Air: Located just 60 miles west of Rocky Mount, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is Nash County’s nearest major airport, primarily serving Raleigh, Durham and the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.
Company Name: Rocky Mount Sports Complex
Sports Sales Manager: Lynn Driver
Company Name: Rocky Mount Event Center
Sports Sales Manager: Art Thomason