First phase of demolition paves way for new event center in city of Virginia
17 Jun 2020
Ewens Athletic Complex was demolished earlier this month to prepare for construction of the new Miners Event & Convention Center (MECC). The demolition was supported by a Commercial Redevelopment grant to the city of Virginia from Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation.
When completed in October 2021, the 117,000-square-foot facility will include a convention center and community gathering spaces for meetings and events of up to 1,500 people. There will be two hockey and figure skating arenas. One of them features year-round ice capability and a walking path around the perimeter.