Save The Date

The Coliseum Central Annual Meeting will take place Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00AM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The meeting will provide a review of the previous year, status reports from key constituents, and a look at the year ahead.

Featured Presentation

The Economy in 2023

How will economic trends influence the business environment in 2023? This presentation will explore the effects of:

  • Rising interest rates
  • Supply chain disruptions
  • Persistent inflation
  • Changing consumer expectations


If you work, conduct business, own property or have other vested interest in Coliseum Central, we encourage you to attend! This event is free and open to all members of the BID. Formal invitations will be mailed shortly. Click here to RSVP today.

Hampton Hammerheads

The Professional Box Lacrosse Association (PBLA) kicked off its inaugural season in December 2022 with nine teams from Maine to North Carolina. The Hampton Hammerheads, one of two Virginia teams, will play home games in the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive). The Hammerheads first of seven home games takes place January 9 at 7PM. Tickets are on sale now and start at $15. For more information, click here.

Events & Entertainment

Great American Train Show

The largest and longest running train and toy show in the Northeast is coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) February 4-5. Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show, part of the Great American Train Show, features thousands of trains and collectible toys for sale, hundreds of merchandising tables, huge operating layouts, free modeling seminars and more! Modelers, collectors, families, and children of all ages will find lots to see and do. For more information, click here.

Professional Bull Riders

The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour comes to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) on February 25 for the Hampton Classic. This event features some of the sport’s best athletes going head-to-head with the fiercest bulls in the country. Upgrade to the PBR Elite Experience and get premium seating, concession voucher, pre-show tour, and more! For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Promote Your Event

Add your events to the Coliseum Central website calendar! Located on the Calendar page of, choose “Submit an Event” and complete the form with the details of your event; an event photo may also be added. Once submitted, events will be published on the site calendar within one business day.


2022 Hampton State of the City

Mayor Donnie Tuck delivered the 2022 State of the City address on December 1 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. In a presentation titled “Making a Splash”, Mayor Tuck highlighted the newly-opened Hampton Virginia Aquaplex and the impact it will have on sports tourism in the area. The 2023 USA Artistic Swimming Junior Olympic Championship, an 8-day event to be held this summer, is expected to fill more that 2,100 local hotel room nights and generate an economic impact of $3.7 million for Hampton Roads.

Click here for more information or to watch a video of the full event.

New Year Guide

The new year means new resolutions. Let Coliseum Central help you keep those resolutions with options for healthy eating and staying fit. Find out more about dining and fitness options in Coliseum Central here.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital Awards

Sentara CarePlex Hospital ranks among the nation’s best for patient care and safety in 2022. The hospital received an A rating for Fall 2022 from the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog organization that advances patient safety in hospitals. Grades are based on how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections.

In addition, it was one of eight Sentara hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report with a High Performing designation for providing high-quality labor and delivery services. These rankings are designed to assist expecting parents in making informed decisions about where to receive care.

Learn more about the hospital here.

Upcoming Blood Drive

January 27
Ruppert Sargent Bldg.
1 Franklin St.

Private Development Updates

Under Construction

Coliseum Crossing
2155 Coliseum Drive

Coming Soon

Latitude Climbing + Fitness
Peninsula Town Center
2021 Executive Drive

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Ribbon Cutting

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 30 to officially open its location at 1123 W. Mercury Blvd., Suite A. Lorri Powers with the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Sonja Morrell with 106.9 The Fox and Raymond Tripp, Executive Director of Coliseum Central, were on-hand to welcome store manager Brian and his team to the District.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers serves fresh cooked-to-order steakburgers and sides, as well as premium custard shakes, malts and sundaes. Find out more here.

Coliseum Central Benefits

Are you taking advantage of all of the programs and resources allotted to you as a member of Coliseum Central? Each month we’ll highlight one of the benefits available to District businesses.

Coliseum Central has a number of matching grant programs in place to help you improve the safety and curb appeal of your business. For a complete list of grant programs, click here.