Work is still underway on the 230,000-square-foot, 10,000-seat-capacity Fort Bend County EpiCenter in Rosenberg. Site developers for the county’s newest sports and entertainment complex said the project is slated for completion in August 2023.

The EpiCenter will rest on 52 acres of land along Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 36, a central location Fort Bend County Judge KP George called the “heart of the county.” The cost of construction remains $120 million.In addition to graduations and events, Fort Bend County intends to use the space for emergency shelter, a backup emergency operations center, and a cooling and warming center in extreme weather conditions.

Kevin Matocha—principal at Stonehenge Holdings LLC and site developer for the EpiCenter—said creating more resources for disaster relief was of particular importance to commissioners, especially considering the impacts of Hurricane Harvey.