Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
|Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center|
|East Kentucky Expo Center, The Expo|
|Location||126 Main St.
Pikeville, KY 41501
|Owner||Commonwealth of Kentucky|
|Construction cost||$29 million|
|East Kentucky Miners (CBA) (2007-2009)
East Kentucky Energy (ABA) (2010-present)
Kentucky Drillers (CIFL) (2011-future)
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.
The arena is currently home to the East Kentucky Energy of the American Basketball Association and in the spring of 2011 it became the home to the Kentucky Drillers of the Continental Indoor Football League. It also plays host to the 15th Region KHSAA boys and girls high school basketball tournaments.
It was reported in mid February that TNA Wrestling would be taping its weekly TNA iMPACT! broadcast in the arena on April 1, 2011—which would be only the third time in its history that the show would be broadcasted outside of Universal Studio's iMPACT! zone in Orlando, Florida.
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