Groundbreaking for New Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium Connector Facility

You're Invited! Join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium connector facility

Since 1955, guests have been entertained at the East Charlotte auditorium-coliseum complex, known today as Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles' Coliseum. Hosting nearly 19,000 events collectively and welcoming millions of visitors from near and far, these historic venues have a special place in the city's history. This "turning of the dirt" event will celebrate the exciting future of these venues as the project to adjoin the buildings with a connector facility kicks off. A special photo opportunity and one-on-one media availability will take place following remarks.

City of Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles
City of Charlotte District 1 Council Member Larken Egleston
CRVA CEO Tom Murray
CRVA Vice President of Venues Steve Bagwell
Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium General Manager Cathy Buchhofer
Charlotte Checkers Chief Operating Officer Tera Black
Blumenthal Performing Arts Vice President of Theater Operations Bill Dantos
Availability subject to change

Tuesday, Aug. 28
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Media check-in and breakfast begin at 9 a.m.

The site of the future connector facility between Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205
In the case of rain, the event will take place in the hospitality room in Ovens Auditorium.

Please park in the main Bojangles' Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium parking lot near pole 7.

Please RSVP to by Monday, Aug. 27.