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Arena Meetings, Sports Events & Concerts

If you are a meeting, event or tournament planner searching for modern, flexible arena space in a convenient, fun, affordable, midwest or mid-south location – you've come to the right place! As part of a vibrant tri-state region anchored by downtown Cincinnati and a bustling entertainment-filled riverfront, NORTHERN KENTUCKY offers outstanding advantages as a destination – both for you and for your participants.

When you meet here, your group will enjoy numerous options for casual and fast food dining, a wide choice in hotel accommodations and the availability of a myriad of family-friendly attractions, festivals and events – and that's just the beginning.

Read on to learn more about Northern Kentucky, our complimentary CVB services and the beautiful new Bank of Kentucky Center arena – a great choice for your group's next event.

The Bank of Kentucky Center

Opened in 2008, the $64 million, state-of-the-art Bank of Kentucky Center is the midwest's premier, multi-purpose arena facility designed specifically to host sporting events, large faith-based celebrations, regional events and competitions, training camps, motivational rallies and conventions, live concerts, family shows and more.

Located on the beautifully landscaped campus of Northern Kentucky University, the 245,000 square foot, bowl-shaped arena boasts a capacity of nearly 10,000 seats for most events – 9,400 for basketball games – and has a specialty curtaining system that allows the venue to be cut to half size. You'll find two decks of seating, 12 luxury boxes, two party decks that accommodate up to 100 people and two party suites that seat up to 50.

You and your guests will enjoy ample on-site parking, a safe suburban location and numerous facilities for private meetings and conferences, along with full service catering options and many modern amenities. The Bank of Kentucky Center – proudly managed by SMG, the world leader in facility management – is committed to unmatched customer services before, during and after your event.

The Bank of Kentucky Center
500 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
859-442-2652
www.bankofkentuckycenter.com

For questions or help with planning a meeting, sports or other special event at the Bank of Kentucky Center, contact us anytime 24/7.

Easy Accessibility

The Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati area is within a day's drive of 60% of the U.S. population so getting here is easy from throughout the midwest (and beyond) via major interstate highways I-75, I-71and I-74. Once you're here, your Northern Kentucky location puts you at the heart of all the action the region has to offer.

Things to Do & Dining

For outings or free time, your guests are sure to enjoy the numerous world-class attractions in Northern Kentucky / Greater Cincinnati including the Cincinnati Reds and Florence Freedom (minor league baseball), riverboat cruises, Kings Island theme park, Coney Island amusement park, Cincinnati Museum Center, Newport on the Levee entertainment complex, Newport Aquarium, The Creation Museum, Ark Park and the world-famous Cincinnati Zoo – and that's just the beginning. Be sure to search our festival and events calendar to find out what's going on year-round all over town. You're sure to find many exciting entertainment options for your group!

Shopping opportunities abound and include something for everyone including outdoor lifestyle centers with all your favorite stores, historic neighborhood enclaves filled with unique shops and specialty boutiques, lively flea and antiques markets – plus IKEA, Nordstrom, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Tiffany's, numerous art gallery hops and so much more.

Family-friendly dining options are plentiful and include all the popular fast-food and casual dining chains along with numerous local pubs & restaurants offering specialty pizzas, burgers, ribs, traditional American favorites and a variety of casual and ethnic fare that will appeal to a wide range of tastes.

We're Here To Help

There is often a lot of information to be gathered – and many decisions to be made – when planning an arena-size gathering, tournament or other large event. We understand this and we're here to help.

As event planner, you will enjoy access to full support every step of the way from a professional hospitality community and from a friendly and highly skilled Northern Kentucky CVB sales and convention services team dedicated to making your site-selection and planning processes here both efficient & enjoyable. We offer many complimentary services to assist you and look forward to learning more about the needs of your group. Let us know how we can help you today.

Hotels for your group

You'll find a broad selection of hotels located within a 6 to 20-mile radius of the Bank of Kentucky Center. Many of them are award-winners for outstanding service and product and they encompass a range of room rates wide enough to meet any budget. At these fine hotels, you and your guests will enjoy exceptional accommodations and numerous family-friendly amenities, along with the extra meeting space you may require for your event – all only minutes away from popular-priced and casual dining options AND the region's top attractions and entertainment and events venues.

Choose a property below to view more details about each hotel. For more information about hosting your event at the Bank of Kentucky Center, contact us anytime 24/7 or use the Submit an RFP link on this page to send us your specifications.

Airport Area Hotels

Ashley Quarters Hotel Ashley Quarters Cincinnati Airport Marriott Cincinnati Airport Marriott
Comfort Inn Conference Center Comfort Inn Conference Center Comfort Suites Cincinnati Airport Comfort Suites Cincinnati Airport
Country Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport Country Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Airport Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Airport
Doubletree Cincinnati Airport Doubletree Cincinnati Airport Econo Lodge Econo Lodge
Hampton Inn Airport North Hampton Inn Airport North Hampton Inn Airport South Hampton Inn Airport South
Hilton Cincinnati Airport Hilton Cincinnati Airport Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Airport South-Florence Homewood Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Airport South-Florence Hyatt Place Cincinnati Airport Hyatt Place Cincinnati Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport La Quinta Inn & Suites Cincinnati Airport Quality Inn & Suites Erlanger Quality Inn & Suites Erlanger
Comfort Inn Greater Cincinnati Airport Comfort Inn Greater Cincinnati Airport Residence Inn Cincinnati Airport Residence Inn Cincinnati Airport
Spring Hill Suites Cincinnati Airport South Spring Hill Suites Cincinnati Airport South Wingate by Wyndam Cincinnati Airport/Erlanger Wingate by Wyndam Cincinnati Airport/Erlanger

Riverfront Hotels

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter Comfort Suites Newport Comfort Suites Newport
Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Covington Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Covington Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter/Covington Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter/Covington
Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Hampton Inn Cincinnati-Riverfront Holiday Inn Riverfront Holiday Inn Riverfront
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati SE - Newport Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cincinnati SE - Newport Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront

I-71/75 Central Hotels

Drawbridge Hotel and Conference Center Drawbridge Hotel and Conference Center Days Inn Ft. Wright Days Inn Ft. Wright
Rodeway Inn Ft. Wright Rodeway Inn Ft. Wright Super 8 Fort Mitchell Super 8 Fort Mitchell

Central Southwest

Country Inn & Suites Wilder Country Inn & Suites Wilder Hampton Inn & Suites - Wilder Hampton Inn & Suites - Wilder
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