The MECCThe perfect venue for every event featuring meeting, banquet, ballroom, and arena space with ample parking and affordable rates.
EventsFlexible event space for functions big and small. Whether you're planning a board meeting or a full convention, the MECC can accommodate you.
WeddingsThe beautifully appointed MECC Ballroom can be adjusted to fit weddings up to 500 guests! Ask about our amenities like kitchen use and portable dance floor.
SportsThe MECC will feature two ice arenas! The main arena is equipped with a state-of-the-art color video board, with fixed seating for over 2,000 attendees for on-ice events.
At the MECCThe City of Virginia is in the process of renovating and reconstructing the current Miners Memorial Facility, located at 821 9th Avenue South, into the MECC - a 144,000 s.f. Event and Convention Center. The new MECC will be a game-changing facility in Virginia and for the region; not only providing an upgrade in the hockey and ice sport facilities and programming but also in providing fitness space and facilities for the health and wellness of the community and in providing year-round state of the art convention center meeting and function space not currently available in the region. The City’s vision is to make this facility the preferred location for weddings, concerts, tradeshows, and meetings.
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Brian SilberDirector of Parks and Recreation – City of Virginia
Brian Grew up outside of Cincinnati Ohio where he developed a love for sports and the outdoors. He attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor of Education in Therapeutic Recreation and a Master of Science in Recreation Administration. Brian has over 20 year experience in developing and managing recreation programs and facilities in multiple settings including both public and private venues. Brian is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in Municipal Parks and Recreation, he has been with the City of Virginia since 2018. He has strong professional skills in Recreation Planning, Facility Design, Project Management, Organizational Development, Community Building, Budgeting, and Leadership. As a Director he continues to have a passion for Public Service and the positive influence that Parks and Recreation and Wellness has on the lives of families and individuals.