Rocky Mount, NC - A World-Class Sports Event Destination | Sports Destination Management

Rocky Mount, NC - A World-Class Sports Event Destination

May 02, 2022

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, is located in Nash County and has long been known as a vital sports destination for North Carolina and the surrounding region. This 143-acre multi-use facility is conveniently located off I-95 and US 64, midway between Miami and New York. Rocky Mount is in a perfect location to host baseball/softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, disc golf, basketball, volleyball and many other sport events. The area offers over 30 hotels and a wide variety of restaurants, breweries, shopping and numerous indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy in-between games. We offer two main facilities for hosting local, regional, state and national events – the Rocky Mount Sports Complex and the Rocky Mount Event Center. Both of these venues offer state-of the art facilities for all indoor and outdoor needs, with multiple fields to host tournaments requiring a higher level of complexity.

About the Area
Rocky Mount is set along the beautiful Tar River and offers a wide variety of enjoyable things to do. Families can enjoy art and music festivals, parades, farmers’ market, barbecue cook-offs, picnicking, museums and water sports at the Tar River reservoir. There are also hiking trails, a water park and public golf courses. Nash County is also home to theRocky Mount Mills, a revitalized 150-acre live-work-play development, with great breweries, one-of-a-kind restaurants, live music, special events and more. This area has turned into a unique destination for locals and an ideal stop for travelers to the region. Rocky Mount also offers 2,500 hotel rooms, over 100 restaurants and numerous entertainment options.

The Rocky Mount Sports Complex
A division of the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department, the Sports Complex is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to the citizens of Rocky Mount and surrounding regions; by providing quality facilities, exceptional staff and a professional level of maintenance. Located just off Highway 64, four miles from Interstate 95, the 143-acre multi-use facility offers an assortment of recreational programming options.

The Complex, completed in the fall of 2006, includes six youth baseball fields, four interchangeable baseball/softball fields, one championship baseball field, eight soccer/football fields, a professional disc golf course, two outdoor basketball courts, outdoor volleyball courts, picnic shelters and a walking trail. The complex hosts local Parks and Recreation leagues, as well as, a full slate of regional, state and national sporting events.

The Sports Complex includes an Athletic Football Stadium, which hostthe North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishopsandthe Down East Viking Classic each year. Other events that take place at the football stadium include Relay for Life, 3rd of July Celebration, Stallions Football, and Tackle the Tar.The Sports Complex is located at 600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Visit or call Lynn Driver 252-467-6483 for more information.

The Rocky Mount Event Center
Rocky Mount Event Center is the premier sports tourism, events, and entertainment destination in North Carolina. Rocky Mount has long been a player in the travel sports marketplace, hosting more than 100,000 players and visitors annually at its outdoor sports complex since 2006. Now we are excited to provide a new platform for hosting not only sports, but everything from trade shows to music, entertainment, conventions, weddings, graduations and much, much more. 

The 165,000 square foot, multi-use facility is configurable for many different sporting events, in an arena that holds over 4,000 spectators. The Event Center’s 75,000 square feet of court space can accommodate almost any need. The facility also has four locker rooms, team meeting rooms, full concessions and a two-sided observation deck.

The Event Center also features a family entertainment center called Gameday Adventure and Arcade, a 15,000-square-foot area that includes themed rock climbing, an aerial ropes course, a soft play area for young children, an arcade and a concession area. For those families traveling out of town for a tournament, the center will provide entertainment for siblings who are not participating and give teams activities while they’re waiting for their next round.

Visit or call Chip Hutchinson 919-368-0616 for more information.

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