David J. Prior Convocation Center

David J. Prior Convocation Center

The David J. Prior Convocation Center is a $30 million, 78,000 square-foot facility that seats 3,000 for sporting events and 3,600 for concerts or other convention activities. The Convocation Center hosts athletic events, concerts, graduations, commencements, dances, conferences, trade shows, wedding receptions, and much more.

Featuring a box office, Bookstore retail shop, two concession stands, a main athletic court, a practice court and dining area, and an outdoor patio, the Convocation Center is a hub of celebration for UVA Wise and the surrounding community.

Buy Tickets to Events
Purchase tickets online for events at the Convocation Center.

Directions and Parking

David J. Prior Convocation Center
437 Stadium Drive
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 376-4505


For the majority of events, Campus Police will direct you to the proper lot, and available lots are shown in the following graphic. Parking costs are included in the price of a ticket for the event. 

Convocation Center parking map

Host an Event

With excellent acoustics, plenty of seating and a larger-than-life atmosphere, the David J. Prior Convocation Center is the ideal setting for an unforgettable experience.

Questions about reserving the Convocation Center? Contact Christopher Davis, director of the Convocation Center.