COVID-19 Update

Updated 7/9/2020  Per Governor Beshear’s Executive Order, face masks or coverings will be required  while inside, or waiting in line to enter, any: retail establishment; grocery store; pharmacy; hair salon/barbershop; nail salon/spa; tattoo parlor; child care facility; restaurant or bar (when not seated and consuming food or beverage); health care setting, or; any other indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that person’s household;


Updated 6/22/2020   Per Governor Beshear’s mandate for Healthy At Work Requirements for Venues and Event Spaces, when the Owensboro Convention Center reopens on Wednesday, July 1, we will be operating at 50% event space capacity.


Updated 6/3/2020  We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our venue guests.  However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.   According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By entering the venue, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and Venue disclaims any and all liability related thereto.  In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests NOT ENTER the venue:

  • Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
  • Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19, unless you have had no fever for 72 hours (without use of medicine) and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared;
  • Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days; and
  • Guests who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days.

We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities.  We appreciate your patience and understanding and are looking forward to announcing a reopen date of the venue to the general public.

Please visit our FAQs Page for additional information on preventative measures regarding COVID-19.

To review additional health restrictions in place regarding food and beverage, please review our  COVID-19 Food and Beverage Polices Update


Updated 3/26/2020  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time together.  Governor Andy Beshear has issued an Executive Order to close all non-life-sustaining business to in-person traffic by Thursday, March 26, 2020 by 8PM to aid in the slow of the spread of COVID-19.

As the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and guests is our top priority, Spectra, venue management for the Owensboro Convention Center and Owensboro Sportscenter, is following this order in assistance with the City of Owensboro.

We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.  We will also continue to update our websites and social media channels with up-to-date information for guests and ticket holders, as more events might be impacted.

As community and entertainment venues, we pride ourselves on the ability to offer you dynamic programming for Owensboro/Daviess County and the surrounding tri-state area.  We encourage you to still stay engaged with us and follow the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter on Facebook and Twitter.  Not only will we be posting event updates, but we’ll try and have some fun with trivia, throwbacks, and some other fun things in the upcoming weeks to hopefully bring a smile to your face.

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We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and partners for their support during this time. Their support along with yours will help us come out of this stronger than before.  We look forward to the time when we can all once again enjoy live events together.  We hope that you will continue to be part of these experiences with us.


Updated 3/18/2020  Governor Andy Beshear has issued an Executive Order to close public-facing businesses as of 5:00PM on March 18, 2020.  As the safety and well-being of our staff, partners, and guests is our top priority, Spectra, venue management for the Owensboro Convention Center, is following this order.

Public usage of the facility will be closed effective 5:00PM on March 18, 2020.  We will continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.   For questions, please call 270.687.8800.