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Event Center to host tourneys

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Sunday, August 19, 2018

With the Rocky Mount Event Center's completion date on track for October, more than 30 events have been booked so far, according to city officials.

The center most recently signed three contracts with Big Shots Basketball, according to consultant Charles Penny and John McDonald, vice president and account executive for Sports Facilities Management.

“With Big Shots, we will be bringing over 300 teams to Rocky Mount,” McDonald said. “Additionally, three volleyball tournaments have been scheduled, and there is a strong interest in the Family Entertainment Center.”

The Family Entertainment Center is being installed this week, while the clinic space and banquet rooms are also being completed. Mammography equipment for the clinic will be installed beginning Oct. 1.

In the next two weeks, preparations also will be made to pave the final portion of the parking lot.

Penny and McDonald updated the Rocky Mount City Council during the council’s Committee of the Whole meeting last week. The center is expected to be finished Oct. 22. Already booked are 17 sporting events and 15 small-meeting room and reception-area events.

The public is invited to the center’s free grand opening celebration at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The Rocky Mount Event Center will also host the Harlem Globetrotters at 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets for the Globetrotters went on sale Friday for $16.

For more information on the center’s grand opening celebration, call 252-972-1325. For more general information on the Rocky Mount Event Center, visit rockymountevents.com.

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