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Ft. Bend County EpiCenter touts first event, naming rights

Small Town Preparing for Big-Time Arena

The Fort Bend County EpiCenter—a multipurpose, 10,000-seat venue in Rosenberg (SW of Houston)—has tentatively secured a contract for an ESPN wrestling tournament. Community Impact reports that the economic impact has yet to be determined, but it’s the first of what the arena staff hopes will be one of many big events. A feasibility study conducted in 2017 by strategic planning firm Convention Sports and Leisure determined four main uses for the center: sports tourism, agricultural events, use by local school districts and emergency management.

Besides the expected revenue from hosting big events, the arena is said to be getting interest in naming rights in the $30-$50 million range.

The $120 million EpiCenter project was initiated through a public-private partnership between Fort Bend County and Stonehenge Holdings LLC in 2021. The venue is on track to complete construction in August. The operational costs are expected to be paid for through events at the facility.


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