Planning an Event

Located on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, the Ted Constant Convocation Center is Hampton Roads’ premiere venue to host an event. A true multipurpose facility, the Constant Center offers a wide variety of configurations to accommodate any type of event.

Hampton Roads, located in Southeastern Virginia, is the 36th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Hampton Roads consists of the “seven cities” of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News, as well as several outlying cities and counties. One of the most attractive aspects of Hampton Roads is the high level of tourism due to its historical roots in Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg, as well as the 29 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Hampton Roads is #1 in military population compared to 80 of the largest U.S. markets. It is home to every branch of the Armed Services and supports the largest naval base and jet base in the world.

The Ted Constant Convocation Center is managed by Spectra Venue Management and offers full time staff assistance in marketing, ticketing, catering, video production, as well as various other aspects of event management.

The Ted Constant Convocation Center, which opened in October 2002 and was constructed for a cost of $46 million, features first class amenities for both fans and event planners alike. Strategically located twenty minutes from Virginia Beach, one hour from Richmond, and three hours from Washington, DC, the center is easily accessible via Hampton Blvd. from I-264, I-64, and I-464.


Concerts and events that play at the Ted Constant Convocation Center receive more than just a four-wall venue. Our full service marketing department offers advertising expertise & relationships with local media outlets.

In addition to media buying, public relations and show promotional support in the local marketplace, the Spectra marketing team works in partnership with promoters to showcase events through a variety of methods and relationships.

Venue Stats

Grand Opening: October 25, 2002


  • 8,400 for basketball
  • 9,000 for concerts (End-stage)
  • 4,301 for theatrical shows

Premium Seating

  • 16 Private Suites
  • Over 800 Club Seats
  • 1 Group Box for 55
  • 1 Party Suite for 16
  • Constant Club

On-Site (Arena Garages) Parking Spaces: 2350

Building Area: 215,000 square feet