F&M Bank Arena and Ford Ice Center Clarksville will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, July 15, marking a new era in entertainment and community engagement for Clarksville and Montgomery County.
“The time has officially come to open F&M Bank Arena and Ford Ice Center Clarksville to the Clarksville and Montgomery County community,” says General Manager of F&M Bank Arena Kylie Wilkerson. “This grand opening event marks the culmination of years of hard work and we look forward to providing unforgettable experiences for guests for years to come.”
Located in the heart of Montgomery County, F&M Bank Arena and Ford Ice Center Clarksville promises to be a premier destination for sports and live entertainment, showcasing an array of live performances, Austin Peay Men’s & Women’s Basketball, conferences and more. The opening is set to be an interactive experience for all ages to attend. The celebration starts with a Ribbon Cutting on the 2nd & College St Plaza at 11 a.m. and the festivities will run through the afternoon, concluding at 3 p.m.
“The Grand Opening celebration is set to ignite Clarksville with a whirlwind of festivities, fun and unforgettable moments,” says SS&E Vice President & General Manager Danny Butler. “This event isn’t just about a venue – it’s a highly anticipated celebration that will reverberate throughout our community.”
The Grand Opening serves as an introduction to the energy and possibilities that await at F&M Bank Arena. As the doors open, this event marks the beginning of a new chapter in Clarksville’s entertainment landscape, and F&M Bank Arena is poised to become a premier destination for memorable moments.
“Years of vision, dedication and hard work have led to this special day for Clarksville, Montgomery County,” says Mayor of Montgomery County Wes Golden. “We encourage everybody to come down for the celebration to assist in creating the first of many special memories that are to be made at F&M Bank Arena.”
The Grand Opening Celebration Highlights:
Ribbon Cutting: A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. to officially open the doors to F&M Bank Arena.
Explore the Arena: Explore all levels of the completed arena, visit partner activations throughout the concourse and pick your seats for the 2023-2024 APSU Basketball Season.
Family-Friendly Activities: F&M Bank Arena welcomes families to join the celebration with a range of activities suitable for all ages. Enjoy a Kids Zone on the arena floor with inflatables, coloring, face paint and more.
Austin Peay Basketball: Shoot around in the Austin Peay Men’s and Women’s basketball practice facility and then head over to the main court to meet the coaches. Try your luck at the Three-Point Shooting Contest and score a pair of tickets to the first Austin Peay basketball game in F&M Bank Arena.
Ford Ice Center Clarksville: There will be a Public Skate presented by Shelby’s Trio at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Guests will have the chance to score free tickets to 3ICE on Aug. 2, the high speed three-on-three hockey league coming to Clarksville. Also, the Little Preds Opening Jam Grand Game at 1:15 p.m.
Concessions: Get a first taste of the food and drink offerings that will be available during events. The menu will include hot chicken, patty melts, smoked chicken nachos, cheesesteak, BBQ mac & cheese, smoked BBQ bologna sandwiches and specialty hot dogs.
Backstage Access: This is your chance to get a peek at the backstage area of F&M Bank Arena where all the stars will be hanging out when they head to Clarksville as well as to get your photo taken next to the backstage marquee and feel like you’re a part of the show.