Appalachian Wireless Arena
Former namesEast Kentucky Expo Center
Location126 Main Street
Pikeville, Kentucky
Coordinates37°28′54″N 82°30′54″W / 37.481542, -82.515054</td></tr>
OwnerCommonwealth of Kentucky</td></tr>
Capacity7,000 (concerts)
5,700 (sporting events)</td></tr>
OpenedOctober 2005[2]</td></tr>
Construction cost$29 million
($32.6 million in 2018 dollars[1])[2]</td></tr>

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The Appalachian Wireless Arena 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.[1]


  • 7,000 seat arena[2]
  • 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 2013 CIFL
UPike Bears Basketball 2005–present NAIA
East Kentucky Drillers Indoor Arena Football 2011-2012 UIFL
East Kentucky Energy Basketball 2010-2012 ABA
East Kentucky Miners Basketball 2007-2009 CBA


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  2. About Us Script error Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. Retrieved 2014-07-08.

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