Tennessee Coliseum Adds New RV Hookups
Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tenn., recently finished an upgrade and expansion of its RV camping sites, a move that will not only make it more convenient for coliseum visitors but potentially for other tourists making a stop in the county throughout the year, according to The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn.
Ron Malone, assistant vice president for transportation and events at Middle Tennessee State University, said 59 electric and water hookups were added to the original 58 hookups, and upgrades were made to the existing hookups. Previously, a number of the RV hookups were water only, and RV units were sharing 30-amp service.
“Exit surveys said our show participants needed better and more in terms of RV hookups,” said Malone.
The improvements were made to retain the current large shows at Miller and “the additional and improved RV hookups will give us the opportunity to secure bigger and better shows,” he said.
The Miller Foundation Board approved the expansion and improvement project which cost $198,000.
Eighteen of the 117 sites — some new and some existing — were provided with 50-amp electrical service to accommodate new, larger recreational vehicles. All of the 30-amp service was changed on existing service to single-line and was installed that way on the new sites.
While the project was intended primarily to better serve those attending events at the Miller Coliseum, the RV camp sites may also be available for visitors to Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
“We would certainly like to make them available for events other than those at Tennessee Miller Coliseum,” said Malone. “We are looking at dates the chamber has large events scheduled where RVs could be brought in, and Murfreesboro has a need. We are looking at our calendar to make sure the dates the chamber is looking at don’t conflict with (our) large shows.”
Large city or county spectator events such as Uncle Dave Macon Days, or TSSAA athletic events were a couple of events Malone gave as examples.
“We want to make sure that our shows are accommodated as much as possible,” said Malone.