Located in the Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mount Event Center Can Host Sports of all Kinds

This 165,00 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers exciting amenities such as event space, a family entertainment center - game day adventure & arcade, and the field house which accommodates a wide range of sports and concerts


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Since opening in 2018, hundreds of sporting and social events, corporate meetings, concerts, and team-building activities have taken place at the Rocky Mount Event Center, which has brought in thousands of guests to the area. These guests not only dine in at the local restaurants and shop at the retail stores, but they’re also driving business to local lodging. This type of activity generated over $7 million in economic impact in the year 2021-2022 and already has generated over $14 million for the year 2022-2023.

With 75,000 square feet of uninterrupted playing space, the RMEC is equipped with 8 basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, and includes the option of a 50’ x 94’ master event space or championship court floor plan with seating to accommodate over 4,000 guests. This same space has hosted a variety of entertainment shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster X Show, The Kings of Southern Soul, Reggae Fest, and others. The Rocky Mount Event Center coordinates countless basketball and volleyball tournaments, cheer and dance competitions, as well as gymnastics and brings competitors and their families in from across the country and other countries.

A unique amenity the multi-use facility has is the 15,000 square foot family entertainment center, Game Day Adventure and Arcade. This exhilarating adventure center offers aerial ropes courses, over 17 themed climbing walls, an arcade, various games and a soft play area for the younger guests. This is a great spot for families and kids to spend their time while they’re waiting for their next game in their tournament or just enjoying the venue. Game Day also provides team-building opportunities for older guests, as well as birthday parties for younger guests! If you’re hungry, grab a bite to eat at Court Side Café, which offers a multitude of options for everyone.

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Keorra Taylor

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Located just an hour east of Raleigh, North Carolina is the southern-charmed city of Rocky Mount. Not only does this manufacturing hub offer beautiful parks and authentic attractions, but it is also home to Eastern North Carolina’s premier sports and entertainment venue – the Rocky Mount Event Center. This thriving establishment is conveniently situated in downtown Rocky Mount, close to the historic train station and other developing businesses. The Rocky Mount Event Center (RMEC) is a 165,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that offers exciting amenities such as event space, a family entertainment center – Game Day Adventure & Arcade, and the field house which accommodates a wide range of sports and concerts.

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