Baton Rouge River Center

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Baton Rouge River Center
Convention Center logo
Former names Riverside Centroplex
General information
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Completed 1977
Owner City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Landlord SMG
former Riverside Centroplex logo

The Baton Rouge River Center completed in 1977 was originally named the Riverside Centroplex. It is a municipally owned multi-purpose 200,000 square feet (20,000 m²) entertainment facility located on the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana.[1]

It is maintained by a private management company, SMG, which presents more than five hundred events a year, including concerts, conventions, sporting events, trade shows and theater productions.

Exhibition and Performance facilities[edit]

Baton Rouge River Center

Exhibition Hall[edit]

The Exhibition Hall provides a total of 70,000 square feet (7,000 m²) of convention or exhibit space after a 2011 expansion of an additional 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m²). This can be combined with the Arena to create more than 100,000 square feet (10,000 m²) of contiguous convention or exhibit space.

Grand Ballroom[edit]

The Grand Ballroom provides 26,150 square feet (2,429 m²) of multi-purpose space.

Theater for Performing Arts[edit]

The Theatre for Performing Arts provides seating for up to 1,900 people. It is used for performances of theatre, musicals, and symphony orchestras.

Past events held in the Riverside Centroplex / River Center exhibition and performance facilities include:

  • ECW house show (May 29, 1998)
  • ECW house show (October 7, 1999)


The Baton Rouge River Center Arena presents sports, concerts, trade shows, and family shows, with seating for up to 12,000 for concerts, 8,900 for sporting events, and 4,500 for theatre events.


Arena events[edit]

Past events held in the Riverside Centroplex / River Center Arena include:


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°26′41″N 91°11′22″W / 30.4448°N 91.1894°W / 30.4448; -91.1894