Annual Meeting Recap

The Coliseum Central Annual Meeting took place February 21 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. District stakeholders and business partners came together to network, learn and celebrate the theme of “connection”. Coliseum Central would like to extend a special thanks to the Academies of Hampton, Allison Moore, Ava Green, Drenna Love, Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, Hampton Police Chief Jimmie Wideman, Karen Orie and Sonya Daniels for their contributions to our program. Sincerest thanks to all who attended and for their continued support of Coliseum Central’s efforts. Click here to learn about BID benefits and resources.

Board Members

Coliseum Central would like to welcome the following new Board Members, who were elected during the Annual Meeting:

Michael Edmonds, Center for Child & Family Services
Mary Harper, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium
Eric Harrell, Bryant & Stratton College
Elizabeth Johnson, Bass Pro Shops
Jerry Kellam, Sentara CarePlex Hospital
Philip Scotti, Philip Michael Fashion For Men

Coliseum Central would like to thank the following retiring Board Members for their commitment and service to the District:

Dustin Edmonds
Vincent Jordan
Brian Koenitzer
Marilyn Matheny

Coliseum Central “Best of” Winners

Coliseum Central would like to congratulate the 2024 “Best of” Coliseum Central Award winners.

Best Car Dealership
First Team Hampton Chevrolet

Best Customer Service
Chick Fil-A at Coliseum Drive

Best Entertainment Experience
Hampton Coliseum

Best Financial Institution
Langley Federal Credit Union

Best Hotel
Embassy Suites

Best Medical Practice/Facility
Sentara CarePlex Hospital

Best New Business
Chicken Salad Chick

Best Restaurant
Park Lane Tavern

Best Retailer
Bass Pro Shops

Best Shopping Center
Peninsula Town Center

Best SWaM Business
U Rock Art

Most Kid-Friendly Business/Attraction
Bluebird Gap Farm

Ambassador of the Year
Drenna Love, Legacy School & Career Apparel

Events & Entertainment

Tastefully Yours

Tastefully Yours, the Peninsula’s premier food tasting event, will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) on April 11 from 6:00-9:30PM. Guests will enjoy samplings for over 30 local food establishments, craft beer, wine, live music, mini Vegas, photo booths, and more! Tastefully Yours is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, supporting programs to help those experiencing food insecurity.

For information about sponsorships, restaurant registration, or to purchase tickets, click here.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam rolls into the Hampton Coliseum (1000 Coliseum Drive) April 19-21. See the world’s best drivers and their 12,000-pound monster trucks compete in head-to-head battles, freestyle and skills competitions. Upgrade your experience and join the Monster Jam Pit Party for family-friendly activities, meet-and-greets, autographs, and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Country For Kids

Country for Kids, the annual charity concert to benefit the Center for Child & Family Services, is coming to the Hampton Roads Convention Center (1610 Coliseum Drive) April 27. Country music singer/songwriter Chris Janson returns to the stage, bringing hits like “Buy Me a Boat” and “Good Vibes”, as well as his soon-to-be-released single “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get.” For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


Women Who Lead With Purpose

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bryant & Stratton College Hampton Campus is hosting the Women Who Lead With Purpose Symposium on March 21 at 5:30PM. A panel discussion featuring Captain Janet H. Days, Commanding Officer, Naval Station Norfolk; Mary Bunting, Hampton City Manager; and Michelle Ellis-Young, CEO, YWCA South Hampton Roads will provide insights on achieving success in business and community endeavors.

For more information, call 757-896-6001. Click here to register.

Hampton Restaurant Week

Get your taste buds ready. Hampton Restaurant Week runs March 3-17. Try something new as participating restaurants offer special fixed price lunch and/or dinner menus. For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

Summer Youth Employment Program

The city’s Office Of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities is accepting applications from local businesses to participate as a host site for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This 10-week program provides summer employment for Hampton youth ages 16-24 from June 17-August 23.

There is no cost to businesses. All program participants are paid by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities. Students are matched with host sites based on their interests and availability.

For more information or to apply, click here. The deadline to apply is May 1.

Upcoming Blood Drives

April 1
Bass Pro Shops
1972 Power Plant Pkwy.

Coliseum Central Virtual Tour

Coliseum Central partnered with Vistity to create a 360° virtual tour of the entire District. The tour is prominently located on the front page of our new website, allowing visitors to see all that Coliseum Central has to offer.

The Tour includes:

  • Venues and Shopping Centers
  • Points of Interest
  • Videos
  • Photo Galleries

Individual businesses can be included as points of interest. A brief description, photos, video, and website link can be included for each point of interest. Have your Coliseum Central business added to the virtual tour by submitting your information here.

Personalized Business Page

Coliseum Central’s updated website includes a free, personalized business page for each District business. Each page includes a description, address, phone number, email address, website and social links, photos, hours of operation, and Google map. Click here to find your business page. Review your business page and submit any updates, photos, or information here.

Post Your Job

Share your job openings with us. Our robust form allows you to share information such as employment type, job description, weekly and shift hours, duties, requirements, work conditions, benefits, and more. Click here to share your job listing. Submissions will be reviewed prior to posting on the website.

Promote Your Event

Add your events to the Coliseum Central website calendar! Click here and complete the form with the details of your event. Once submitted, events will be published on the site calendar within one business day.