ROSEVILLE, Calif. — An all new event center is opening its doors to the public, one that is said to be the only one of its kind in Northern California. ABC10 has followed the project since its early construction after it broke ground in January 2019.

Now, after more than a year of construction and $34 million invested, the Placer Valley Event Center in Roseville is getting its finishing touches to finally open this week.

The center is 150,000 square feet, has about 12 basketball courts and 24 volleyball courts. Plus its 10,000-square-foot lobby doubles as another event space.

"This is really the only type of facility like this in Northern California," said Kim Summers, Director of Marketing with Placer Valley Tourism. "There are some refurbished warehouses that you will see, but not a brand new center built like this."

And it's a center that will be home to all sorts of events. Whether its athletics, home shows, or even Renaissance shows, "If you can think it, we can probably host it here," Summers said.

Leaders with Placer Valley Tourism hope the center will bring more visitors to the county.

"We don't have sports tournaments in the winter just, because we don’t have indoor facilities," Summer said. "While we were talking to other people, we realized there just wasn't a real big meeting space in South Placer."

Though a lot of national organizations are going to be coming through the center and using it as their venue, Placer Valley tourism says it was still important to them that local organizations get make it their home.

"It really is a celebration to the community," Summers said, "We wanted to make sure that the community could come and make it feel like it's their place as much as ours."

Grand opening festivities to the public kick off Thursday at 6 p.m. Free tickets have all already been reserved.

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