Eastern Kentucky Expo Center

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Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, The Expo
Location 126 Main St.
Pikeville, KY
Coordinates 37°28′54″N 82°30′54″W / 37.481542°N 82.515054°W / 37.481542; -82.515054
Owner Commonwealth of Kentucky
Operator SMG
Capacity 7,000 (concerts)
5,700 (sporting events)
Opened October 2005[2]
Construction cost $29 million
($35 million in 2014 dollars[1])[2]

The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, which also brands itself as the East Kentucky Expo Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Pikeville, Kentucky. Opened in October 2005, it hosts various local concerts and sporting events for the area. The facility, which can seat 7,000 for concerts and 5,700 for sporting events, is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and managed by SMG.[2]


  • 7,000 seat arena[3]
  • 26,000 sq. feet facility— 24,000 sq. foot arena floor
  • 5,000 sq. feet of meeting room/ballroom space with sub divisible wall
  • Boardroom space for smaller meetings
  • 3 Levels: event level, main concourse, upper level
  • 5 concession stands around the main concourse level
  • Full Service Food & Beverage Department by Savor...Pikeville


Club Sport Years Active League
Kentucky Drillers Indoor Arena Football 2012–present CIFL
UPike Men's Basketball Basketball 2005-present NAIA Division I
UPike Women's Basketball Basketball 2005-present NAIA Division I
East Kentucky Drillers Indoor Arena Football 2011-2012 UIFL
East Kentucky Energy Basketball 2010-2012 ABA
East Kentucky Miners Basketball 2007-2010 ABA


  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Description of the Venue
  3. ^ About Us Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. Retrieved 2014-07-08.

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