The City That Moves Mountains

City of Pikeville Exposition Center

Arena Information

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Cindy Collins
General Manager




  • 7,000 seat arena
  • 26,000 sq. feet facility
  • 24,000 sq. foot arena floor 5,000 sq. feet of meeting room/ballroom space with subdivisible walls
  • 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

The Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, a City of Pikeville managed facility, is Eastern Kentucky’s center for culture, education and entertainment. The Expo Center is the premier venue for entertainment and conferences and is located in the heart of downtown Pikeville. The Expo Center opened its doors October 3, 2005 and has since hosted a variety of acts and shows from Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, 3 Doors Down, Godsmack, Staind, Martina McBride, Larry the Cable Guy, Alice Cooper, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr. and many more. Fans have also enjoyed a variety of other events such as Motorsports, Monster Trucks, Disney On Ice, Sesame Street Live, Lipizzaner Stallions, sporting competitions, regional high school tournaments, Mid-South Conference College Basketball Tournaments, conventions, graduations, proms, meetings and much more!

Ballroom Information

Second Floor Event Space

  • Approximately 5,000 sq. Ft of event space not including the upstairs lobby area
  • Moveable walls which convert the full ballroom into up to 3 smaller rooms
  • Seating for groups of 10 to 300
  • Up to four breakout rooms available
  • Sound system available with both wired and wireless microphones available
  • Wireless internet

To book a room, schedule an appointment to see our second floor event space or check our calendar for space availability, feel free to contact us.

Click here for ballroom specifications


Seating Capability

BOARD ROOM 50 32 40
BALLROOM A 70 48 50
BALLROOM B 110 64 70
BALLROOM C 157 96 90
BALLROOM A&B 190 122 120
BALLROOM B&C 260 252 190
FULL BALLROOM 290 196 280


Please take a moment to review our building policies. This page should cover any questions you might have before visiting our facility.

Please do not bring food and or beverages into the Arena, at any time except for medical purposes. Guests must dispose of the unathorized items prior to entrance into Arena. Guests with specific/special dietary needs due to medical conditions or religious requirements should contact Jessica Buchanan at 606-794-0320.

Thanks – General Manager

Arena Policies


Artist request~ Use of video cameras is prohibited within the Expo Center. Cameras with no flash are permitted for certain family events, depending on the show. Cameras and recording devices are generally not permitted for special events. For more information please contact 606-444-5500.

Exit and No Re-Entry Policy

Exiting and re-entering the building with the same ticket is not permitted. Exceptions are only made in the case of medical situations and emergencies. Guests with medical emergencies or other guests who want to leave and then return to the building should be directed to the Guest Services Desk in the Main Street Lobby.

Guest Conduct

The following behavior or activities are grounds for eviction from the Expo Center:

  • Use of profanity or unacceptable language of any type.
  • Possession of illegal or unauthorized items inside the Expo Center.
  • Unacceptable or indecent dress.
  • Failure to obey or follow Expo Center smoking policies. We are a No Tobacco allowed facility.
  • Use of illegal substances or drugs.
  • Public drunkenness.
  • Entering or attempting to enter any “off limits” areas such as playing surface, stage area, backstage or restroom of the opposite sex.
  • Participating in a fight.Verbally abusing, threatening or intimidating other guests or arena employees.
  • The throwing of any objects or projectiles in seating areas, from balconies, ramps, stairwells or any other areas.

Lost and Found

The Expo Center provides lost and found services for guests in the Business Office located in the Main Street Lobby. Any items that are not claimed at the end of an event will be turned in at the Guest Services Desk. Items turned into Lost and Found can be claimed during regular business hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Expo Center is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted in the Expo Center by guests:

  • Food or beverage
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Video cameras or audio recorders
  • Laser pens or laser products
  • Air horns or noise makers
  • Weapons of any kind (this includes pocket knives)
  • Professional Cameras ( Please note: Some shows do not allow cameras of any kind.)
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Expo Center management.

In the event that items are revealed during a search, the guest(s) will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or they can dispose of the item. The Expo Center will not safeguard any personal belongings or items of any type. Expo Center management has the sole right to determine the type of pre-event screening.

Service Pets

No pets or animals are allowed in the Expo Center with the exception of service animals.


The Eastern Kentucky Expo Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking will only be allowed on the designated outdoor smoking balconies location at sections 202, 205, 222 and 219 on the main concourse.

Ticket policies

Will Call Policy

Tickets may be picked up at the Will Call window of the Expo Center Box Office located on Huffman Avenue. Photo identification is required to pick up tickets.

Children’s Ticket Policy

Children ages 2 and over are required to have a ticket for admission, with the exception of select children’s shows that require tickets for all children age 1 and over. You must have a ticket if you occupy a seat.

Lost or Stolen Ticket Policy

Lost tickets will not be replaced by the Expo Center. If tickets are stolen, guests must provide proof of purchase and a police report to the Expo Center Box Office. New tickets will be printed.

Re-selling tickets

The resale of tickets for any event at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center is strictly prohibited.

Security Policy

In response to the need for heightened security procedures, the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center has implemented the following policies to ensure a safe, enjoyable event experience for all guests.

Entering the Expo Center

All jackets and bags may be searched upon entry. Purses, diaper bags and other small personal bags are allowed, but will be inspected at all gate entrances.No large bags or boxes are allowed in the building.In addition, the following items are not permitted inside the Expo Center:

  • Food or beverage
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Video cameras or audio recorders
  • Laser pens or laser products
  • Air horns or noise makers
  • Weapons of any kind (this includes pocket knives)
  • Professional Cameras ( Please note: Some shows do not allow cameras of any kind.)
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by Expo Center management.Expo Center management reserves the right to make the final determination on prohibited items.

In the event that prohibited items are revealed in a search, guests will be asked to dispose of the items or return them to their cars before re-entering the building.

Parking Around the Expo Center

Parking is available in the downtown parking garage located at the corner of Hambley Blvd. and Huffman Avenue.
Curbside parking will be allowed as marked by the City of Pikeville.
Passenger pick-up and drop-off is contained to the corner of Huffman Avenue at our Box Office Entrance and Main Street Plaza.
Due to the fact that these additional security measures may cause slight delays, fans are encouraged to arrive early to allow adequate time to enter the building.

Thank you for your cooperation with the enforcement of these necessary procedures.

Guest Services

 Arena features:


Community Trust Bank money access machines are available on the main concourse beside the Expo Center Box office located on Huffman Avenue.

Main Street Guest Services Desk

Our Guest Services staff is ready and eager to assist with any needs during an event at the Expo Center. The Main Street Guest Services Desk is located in the Main Street Lobby on the main concourse level.


The main elevator is located in the Main Street Lobby. An emergency stairway exit is located near section 223 of the main concourse. In addition to this emergency exits are also located at the Riverfill Entrance, Box Office location and our Main Street Entrance. Emergency Exits are located at all four corners of the building on our main concourse level.

Family Restrooms/Diaper Changing Stations

The Expo Center offers family restrooms in the main concourse near our box office location. These facilities have larger private restrooms and changing tables.

First Aid

The City of Pikeville provides first aid and paramedic services for all public events at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. First-aid rooms are located on the main concourse under Section 215.

Lost and Found

The Expo Center provides lost and found services for guests at the Main Street Guest Services desk located in the Main Street Lobby on the main concourse level. Items that are turned in to Lost & Found can be claimed during regular business hours at the arena’s administrative offices, located in the Main Street Lobby.

Meeting Facilities and Conference Areas

The Expo Center has a ballroom and boardroom available for private meetings, conferences or smaller functions. For more information, please call (606) 444-5500.










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