“Best of” Coliseum Central

Vote for the “Best of” Coliseum Central businesses here. Deadline to vote is January 31. Winners will be announced at the Coliseum Central Annual Meeting on February 21.

Best Car Dealership
Classic Toyota
First Team Hampton Chevrolet
Wynne Ford

Best Customer Service
Chick-Fil-A at Coliseum Drive
Nicholas & Meland Family Eyecare
U Rock Art

Best Entertainment Experience
29th & Green Bistro
Hampton Coliseum
Rosie’s Gaming Emporium

Best Financial Institution
Bayport Credit Union
Langley Federal Credit Union
Primis Bank

Best Hotel
Embassy Suites
Holiday Inn Express
Hyatt Place

Best Medical Practice/Facility
Nicholas & Meland Family Eyecare
Sentara CarePlex
TPMG Family Practice

Best New Business
29th & Green Bistro
Chicken Salad Chick
U Rock Art

Best Restaurant
29th & Green Bistro
La Parrilla
Park Lane Tavern

Best Retailer
Bass Pro Shops
Nicholas & Meland Family Eyecare
U Rock Art

Best Shopping Center
Coliseum Crossing
Peninsula Town Center

Best SWaM Business
Legacy School & Career Apparel
U Rock Art
Williams O’Delicious Bakery

Most Kid-Friendly Business/Attraction
Bluebird Gap Farm
Marys’ Park at PTC
U Rock Art

Coliseum Central Annual Meeting

The Coliseum Central Annual Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 8:30-10:00AM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. This year’s agenda will look a little different. We will be providing information about benefits that BID members can take advantage of as well as an awards ceremony highlighting the “Best of” businesses in the District.


If you work, conduct business, own property or have another 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 out soon. RSVP now.

Events & Entertainment

Professional Bull Riding

The PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour returns to the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) February 23-24. This event features some of the best athletes in the sport going head-to-head with the fiercest bulls in the country. Be there for all the action with the PBR Two-Day Package ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Jurassic World Live Tour

Jurassic World comes to life in an action-packed live arena show March 1-3 at the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive). Get your adventure started with a special pre-show experience, included with your ticket. There will be photo opportunities with Jurassic World dinosaurs Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and Baby Bumpy and the Jurassic World Jeep. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, the largest of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard, returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) February 29-March 3. Find everything for quilt, fiber, wearable, and textile artists and home sewers at The Merchants Mall. Attend workshops and lectures by leading instructors. And peruse the finest collection of quilt, garment, and fiber art exhibitions. For more information, click here.


State of the City Recap

Hampton’s State of the City event was held December 8, 2023 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Mayor Donnie Tuck’s keynote address focused on the city’s legacy of innovation, from aerospace engineering to climate resiliency. One of the innovative resiliency projects is currently taking place in the District. The Lake Hampton Resilience Park will reduce flooding and pollution, provide a thriving habitat for wildlife and create a shared-use path connecting to the Waterwalk Trail.

City Manager Mary Bunting and Hampton City Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Haynes reported on the successes of the Academies of Hampton, including an on-time graduation rate above 96 percent.

Click here for more information.

Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau Awards

The Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) has earned several accolades recently. They won two Pinnacle Awards from the regional chapter of the Public Relations Society of America — for the Black History Pass digital platform and for the marketing of the Aquaplex. The CVB also received a Community Award from USA Artistic Swimming for hosting the Junior Olympics at the Aquaplex this year. The CVB and the Hampton Roads Convention Center earned Readers’ Choice Awards from ConventionSouth.

Winter Guide

Coliseum Central has everything you need to start the new year off right! Whether you’re trying to eat healthy, get in shape or make a fresh start, find everything you need at one of the hundreds of businesses that call Coliseum Central home.

Click here for more information.

Upcoming Blood Drives

January 15
Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home
2551 N. Armistead Ave.

February 9
YMCA Health & Wellness Center
4001 Coliseum Drive

Development Updates

CenterWell Senior Primary Care Ribbon Cutting

CenterWell Senior Primary Care officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 6. CenterWell Senior Primary Care is a one-stop doctor’s office with complete care for Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients. Each location is designed around the unique needs of older patients, with special exam rooms, longer appointments, and shorter wait times. Their on-site activity centers offer patients and local seniors alike opportunities to stay socially and physically active. For more information, visit https://www.centerwellprimarycare.com/

Showcase Your Business

Coliseum Central is showcasing District businesses as part of our seasonal billboard campaigns. Each campaign will have a theme and will highlight businesses using fun taglines. The winter campaign highlighted holiday shopping and dining.

There is no cost to participate. Adams Outdoor Advertising will create the ad and businesses will have final approval before it runs. Billboard campaigns will run for up to two weeks at three locations- two on I-64 at Rip Rap Road in Hampton (east-and westbound) and one on High Street in Portsmouth, reaching motorists heading to I-664.

  • Upload logo in png format
  • Upload a business photo, preferably showcasing the product or services you provide. If you do not have a business photo, we can assist with finding stock photography that represents your business.

Deadline to submit materials for Valentine’s Day is January 19. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Ewton at aewton@coliseumcentral.com.