In 2005, the West Virginia Army National Guard with the cooperation of the James H. Ferguson family, the City of Summersville, the Nicholas County Commission and numerous others, built the Summersville Readiness Center. This state of the art facility houses the Summersville Arena and Conference Center, which includes a 24,000 square foot arena which can easily be converted into a variety of sport related spaces as well as 3,700 square foot conference facility. Capable of accommodating both large and small groups, this center is located directly behind the Northside Development and easily accessible from Rt. 19.
The arena can be easily converted into a sporting arena and has a beautiful portable hardwood basketball court with a 2,000 seating capacity for basketball games. In addition, the arena is the perfect venue for performances and boasts a 2,400 seating capacity. All seating is with back and seat for a more comfortable experience. The seats collapse and retract leaving an open arena perfect for trade shows and expositions, with pipe and drape partitioned breakout areas, as well as the right choice for a convention, large conference, meeting and training sessions. When not being used for one of these events, the arena can also be transformed into a beautiful ball room with ceiling drapes, chandeliers and hanging lights for wedding receptions and banquets.
The conference center is a multi-purpose area suited to the needs of smaller conventions, meetings, and trainings. The area can be broken into six conference rooms with classroom or theater seating and each room is equipped with a screen for presentations. Other audio visual equipment is also available for use. When not being used as meeting rooms, the conference center can also be transformed into a wonderful banquet room perfect for a reception, dinner meeting and more. The area is fully carpeted with twelve foot ceilings and can accommodate 200+ seating for a banquet or reception.
The Summersville Arena and Conference Center provides on-site catering with Chef Hannah Radford. Menus provide numerous options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack breaks. Whatever the event, Chef Hannah Radford and staff can meet the needs of any size or type of event.
Surrounding the Summersville Arena and Conference Center are a multitude of amenities including hotels with a combined total of 594 multi-guest rooms and several restaurants for easy access. In your free time, enjoy the many wonderful recreational opportunities including boating, hiking, fishing, golf, rock climbing, white water rafting, Civil War history, geocaching and so much more.
If you are looking for a site for any type of event, small or large, the Summersville Arena and Conference Center is the perfect choice. We will customize your event to meet your every need. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and tour our facility. We look forward to meeting you and making your event everything you dreamed it would be!