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WWE coming to Corbin on March 10

Arena Director Kristi Balla said it was a long road to bring the Superstars of the WWE to Corbin, but it was high on her list when she took the job in August 2016. “This was a big one for me,” Balla said of booking the event for March 10 featuring the stars of WWE’s Smackdown...

Funding to pay off Arena line of credit coming from Corbin’s General Fund

The Corbin City Commission reversed course on a decision to pay off a $300,000 line of credit for the Corbin Arena, voting to use money from the city’s general fund to eliminate the debt. At a special called meeting Thursday morning, the commission voted 4-0 to rescind the vote...

Cole Swindell to play The Arena in first headliner tour

The Arena in Corbin is one of the stops on rising country music star Cole Swindell’s 19-date, “Reason to Drink” Tour. Swindell, who is headlining his first tour, will play Corbin on Saturday, March 24. Swindell, who has racked up seven chart topping singles since his debut in...

Corbin City Commission discusses concerns over The Arena

Corbin Arena Manager Kristi Balla told the Corbin City Commission that close to 100,000 people will walk through the facility’s doors in 2017, but commissioners are asking, at what cost? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Flo Rida wows Corbin crowd with high energy, up close performance

Music fans at The Arena in Corbin were treated to a new sound Saturday night as rapper Flo Rida took to the stage. While the event didn’t draw the largest crowd the venue has seen, Arena Director Kristi Balla said Sunshine State native whose real name is Tramar Dillard, brought a...

Michaels, Gilbert playing The Arena this weekend

The Arena in Corbin will be rattling the rafters Friday and Saturday night as rock legends Bret Michaels and Warrant take the stage Friday night while country music star Brantley Gilbert goes on Saturday night. Gilbert, who has scored back-to-back platinum albums with “Halfway to...

Froyoz, Arena reach agreement for yogurt sales at events

Fans attending the 13th Region basketball tournament at The Arena in Corbin had the option to enjoy some Froyoz frozen yogurt while watching the action on the hardwood. Terry Joe Martin, owner of the franchise located in the Trademart shopping center, said the cool treat would be...

Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in Corbin nearing sellout

The Arena in Corbin is within 200 tickets of hosting it’s first sold out show when Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd comes to town on April 29. Arena Manager Kristi Balla said the venue has been close to sold out on at least two other occasions, when Three Doors Down played Corbin in...

Harlem Globetrotters perform at The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are returning to The Arena in Corbin on Jan. 23 and 18-year veteran Globetrotter Herbert “Flight Time” Lang will be among them. The 6’3” Arkansas native is known as “Flight Time” because he was only 5’10” when he made his first dunk in a game...

I like the city’s new approach to booking talent at The Arena

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, is working in his cornfield when he hears a voice in his head that tells him, “If you build it, he will come.” You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 23 Sep 2016
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