Baton Rouge River Center Arena

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Baton Rouge River Center Arena
Baton Rouge River Center Arena.jpg
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Opened 1978
Owner City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Operator SMG
Surface Multi-surface
Capacity 8,900 (Sports)
12,000 (Concerts)
4,500 (Theatre events)
Tenants
Baton Rouge Kingfish (ECHL) (1996-2003)
Baton Rouge Bombers (EISL) (1997-1998)
Louisiana Bayou Beast (IPFL) (1999)
Baton Rouge Blaze (af2) (2001)

The Baton Rouge River Center Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the United States. The arena opened in 1978 and has seating for up to 8,900 for sporting events, 12,000 for concerts and 4,500 for theatre events.[1] In addition, the arena can be combined with the exhibition hall to create more than 100,000 square feet (10,000 m²) of contiguous convention or exhibit space.[2]

The Baton Rouge River Center Arena has been home to multiple sports teams based in Baton Rouge. From 1996-2003, it was home to the Baton Rouge Kingfish hockey team of the (ECHL). Also during that time, the arena was home to the Baton Rouge Bombers indoor soccer team of the (EISL) from (1997-1998). The venue was home to two professional arena football teams, the Louisiana Bayou Beast of the (IPFL) in (1999) and the Baton Rouge Blaze of the (af2) in (2001). The arena also hosts many concerts, theatre events and has hosted many professional wrestling matches.[3]

Arena events[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Baton Rouge River Center

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