Rocky Mount Event Center: Situated for Success | Sports Destination Management

Rocky Mount Event Center: Situated for Success

Jun 01, 2022

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.

Rocky Mount Event Center offers indoor spaceSince 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 and already has generated over $9 million for the year 2022.

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.

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.

Rocky Mount Event Center, a Sports Facilities Companies managed venue, plays host to amazing athletes and their families for exceptional sports competitions and tournaments. But, the facility is not just designed to welcome guests from all over the country. Residents of Rocky Mount benefit from the exceptional programs and events featured there.

Rocky Mount Event Center offers indoor spaceWith two flexible banquet rooms that can be configured for smaller breakouts or large gatherings, RMEC is the perfect place for a wide variety of events including weddings, milestone celebrations, award ceremonies, corporate meetings, holiday outings and more.

Catered events here exceed any contrived expectation of subpar food. Our talented onsite staff who can customize the exact dining experience you want your guests to have from delightful box lunches, specialty platters, buffet options or elegant plated dinners, Rocky Mount will go above and beyond to make sure meals are one of the best parts of the guest experience and our chefs will accommodate any special requests or dietary needs. 

Events at RMEC also have the high-tech audio/visual equipment to ensure that the digital experience of attendees also flows smoothly. The banquet rooms also play a key role during sporting events, as they can be transformed into an upscale Player’s Lounge, where players and their families can relax before and after their games.

No matter what brings you to the Rocky Mount Event Center, the possibilities for fun entertainment are endless and the staff will make sure you feel at home!  Visit or contact Keorra Taylor at or 252-366-8521 for information or to book your next event.

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