Joan Perry Brock Center

  • Location: Farmville, VA
  • OpenedAugust 2023
  • Term: 2022 – Present
  • Size: 72,000 GSF 
  • Cost: $40M

CENTERS at Longwood University


The new 3,000 seat Joan Perry Brock Center opened in the summer of 2023. The arena is home to Longwood men’s and women’s basketball programs and host to university events, concerts, and other activities.  Brock’s $15 million gift is the largest in history for Longwood University and ushers both Longwood basketball programs into the next phase of their Division I growth while also spearheading the construction of a venue with immeasurable potential for the university and the Farmville community. In the fall of 2022 Longwood selected CENTERS to manage the state-of-the-art venue.

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Facility Facts

  • Location: Farmville, VA
  • Open: Summer 2023
  • Term: 2022 Present
  • Size: 225,000 GSF
  • Cost: $40M
  • Program Components:
    • 3,000 Seat Arena
    • Suites + Hospitality Area
    • Concession, box office, merchandise store
    • Locker Rooms / Green Rooms
    • Hall of Fame
    • Outdoor Plaza

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Craig Stover, General Manager

Serving as the General Manager of the Joan Perry Brock Center at Longwood University, Mr. Stover is responsible for the overall operations of the facility, booking, and scheduling of events, building and equipment repairs or replacements, and capital improvements. Previously, he served as the Senior Director of Operations for PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL in Raleigh for nearly 9 years. During his 22 years in arena management, he has also worked at Madison Square Garden in New York, T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, and started it all during his first tour at PNC Arena in 2001. Mr. Stover holds certifications in Ice Technologies and Mechanical and Electrical Print Reading and attended Pembroke State University.

Seating Capacity
Largest Donor Gift in School History