The King Cotton Holiday Classic came back to the Convention Center this past December in full effect, bringing big revenue with its return.
Over 10,000 tickets were sold during the three-day high school basketball tournament. Concession alone generated $25,000 in gross revenue. The success of the King Cotton Classic has brought attention to the Convention Center. Several inquiries regarding rental for future events have been made. Events such as wrestling, high school and collegiate tournaments, national plays and blues concerts could be in the making.
During the King Cotton Holiday Classic, the Pine Bluff Convention Center brought in $300,547.43 from iTickets, sponsors, and the city of Pine Bluff. It was the most profitable single event the Convention Center has seen in 20 years. We will keep you up to date with on all future events.