$48M concert, sports venue opens in Rocky Mount

November 9, 2018

Thousands of people gathered Thursday for the Rocky Mount Event Center’s grand opening celebration. “We designed this building to be very flexible,” said Mayor David Combs. “There is nothing like this in North Carolina, I can tell you that, and there is certainly nothing like this in eastern North Carolina.” The $48 million venue stirred a great deal of controversy from the moment city officials announced the project. Much of the debate centered around where the 165,000-square-foot facility would be located between Nash and Edgecombe counties.



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