Raising Cane's River Center
|Raising Cane's River Center|
Entrance to venue (c.2008)
|Address||275 River Rd S
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5809
|Owner||Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Opened||January 14, 1977|
|Renovated||1993, 1998, 2003-04, 2011|
|Baton Rouge River Center (2004-2016)
Riverside Centroplex (1977-2004)
Riverside Centroplex Arena and Convention Center (planning/construction)
|Banquet/ballroom||924 (Riverview Room)
200 (Pelican Room)
5,600 (Grand Ballroom)
1,999 (Theatre for the Performing Arts)
|• Total space||206,181 square feet (19,154.8 m2)|
|• Exhibit hall floor||93,086 square feet (8,648.0 m2)|
|• Breakout/meeting||23,995 square feet (2,229.2 m2)|
|• Ballroom||61,930 square feet (5,753 m2)|
The Raising Cane's River Center (originally named the Riverside Centroplex and later the Baton Rouge River Center) is an entertainment complex in Downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Opened in 1977, the complex includes: an arena, ballroom, exhibition center, theatre and library. The venue hosts over 500 events per year. In 2016, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers signed a 10-year naming rights agreement for the River Center.
Raising Cane's Exhibition Hall
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.
Raising Cane's Grand Ballroom
The Grand Ballroom provides 26,150 square feet (2,429 m²) of multi-purpose space.
River Center Theater for Performing Arts
The Theatre for Performing Arts provides seating for up to 1,999 people. It is home to Opera Louisiane, the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. It is also used for theatre performances and musicals.
The Raising Cane's River Center Arena presents concerts, sporting events, theater events, trade shows, and family shows, with seating for up to 10,400 for concerts (permanent and floor seats), 8,900 for sporting events (permanent seats) and 4,500 for theatre events.
- ECHL Baton Rouge Kingfish (1996-2003)
- EISL Baton Rouge Bombers (1997-1998)
- IPFL Louisiana Bayou Beast (1999)
- af2 Baton Rouge Blaze (2001)
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