New event center manager hired – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount Event Center has found its new general manager.

Art Thomason has taken the reins of the event center, which is managed by Sports Facilities Management.

Thomason brings to Rocky Mount more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment, event services and sports management industry. Most recently, Thomason served as the event service manager for the Columbus Civic Center and Ice Rink in Columbus, Ga., said Ashley Pittman, marketing manager for the event center.

In this leadership role, Thomason provided daily facility management, events operations team oversight and led corporate culture through team building, training and development, said Sports Facilities Management CEO Jason Clement. (Read more)

Rocky Mount Event Center: At the Center of a National Trend in Youth Sports, Generates $4.25 Million in Investment in 60 days – Markets Insider

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Background: The national boom in youth travel tournaments is part of a trend that seems to be heating up.  Rocky Mount North Carolina has long been a player in the travel sports marketplace, hosting more than 100,000 players and visitors annually at its outdoor sports complex.  However Rocky Mount has achieved a new level of attention related to its new 165,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and events center slated to open in the fall of 2018.  Dev Pathik, Founder and CEO of the firm that has partnered with Rocky Mount to craft this vision and to bring this new facility to life, said “Rocky Mount is ideally suited to host events. It is centrally located between Miami and NYC and is within a five-hour drive of more than 25% of the U.S. population.” (Markets Insider)