Immerse yourself in a world-class experience at Rocky Mount Event Center (RMEC), a premier youth sports and special events venue nestled in the vibrant landscapes of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The facility has become an invaluable part of its community and beyond, established as the region’s ultimate destination for concerts, sporting events, conferences, trade shows, weddings and more.
In October 2018, this muti-use facility opened its doors on a mission to make every special occasion an unforgettable experience. Boasting 75,000 square feet of playing space with eight basketball or 16 volleyball courts, 4,000 master event seats, numerous flexible sprawling event spaces, versatile meeting rooms, a thrilling Game Day Adventure & Arcade, as well as onsite catering and concessions options, this venue ensures that every event is a guaranteed success.
This agile venue is positioned conveniently near major travel arteries I-95 and U.S. 64, providing easy access for people traveling from within the state and the majority of the East Coast. It’s also located less than one hour away from the Raleigh-Durham Airport, creating accessibility for anyone traveling from across the country to experience the city’s historic Rocky Mount Mills, scenic downtown and all the city has to offer.
Within blocks of the Rocky Mount Event Center, visitors can feast their senses at a diverse array of fine restaurants, including the Main Street Gastropub, Moe & D’s, a list of mouth-watering Carolina barbeque spots and more. To add to the culinary options, coffee lovers will enjoy taking advantage of several cozy coffee shops surrounding the venue such as Larema Coffee House. In the Acholi language of Uganda, Africa, “larema” means “my friend.” We want to welcome friends old and new to enjoy our incredible venue and charming city.
Just down the street from the venue is the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, one of the premier cultural facilities on the eastern seaboard. The former site of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old Braswell Memorial Library has been revitalized for the community and is now home to an art center, children’s museum, science center and a community performing arts theater. Visitors can also enjoy a walk or jog on the historic Tar River Trail, which connects with several city landmarks.
While the Rocky Mount Event Center has hosted sporting events that have drawn in teams from all over the country, the impact the venue makes on the local community is seen every day. It has become a place where Rocky Mount residents gather to celebrate birthdays and weddings, experience concerts, connect at community outings and so much more.
More than just a sports destination, RMEC is also an esteemed hub for corporate events, such as conventions, conferences, banquets and trade shows. The venue has quickly become a favorite destination for several companies across the state of North Carolina to conduct their corporate meetings and retreats.
Facilities and sports tourism play a critical role in supporting the community. Rocky Mount Event Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Rocky Mount home while promising guests a premier sports experience nestled in a city rich with history. Whether you're an event organizer scouting for an exceptional venue or a tourist hunting an exhilarating adventure, RMEC is the best choice for a professional, thrilling, and unforgettable experience.