Raising Cane's River Center

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Raising Cane's River Center
Entrance to venue (c.2008)
Address 275 River Rd S
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5809
Location Downtown/CBD
Owner Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Operator SMG
Opened January 14, 1977; 40 years ago (1977-01-14)
Renovated 1993, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2011
Construction cost
$13.7 million
Former names
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)
Theatre seating
8,900 (Arena)
5,600 (Grand Ballroom)
1,999 (Theatre for the Performing Arts)
Enclosed space
 • 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)
Parking 1,350 spaces
Miss USA (2014–2015)
Official website

Raising Cane's River Center (originally named the Riverside Centroplex and later the Baton Rouge River Center[1]) 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.[2]


Raising Cane's 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.

Raising Cane's Grand Ballroom[edit]

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

River Center Theater for Performing Arts[edit]

The Theatre for Performing Arts provides seating for up to 1,999 people. It is home to Opera Louisiane,[3] the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre[4] and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.[5] 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.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hosford, Christopher (January 24, 2005). "A Baton Rouge Renaissance Welcomes Groups". Successful Meetings. Northstar Travel Media LLC. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ Gallo, Andrea (October 26, 2016). "It's official: Baton Rouge River Center to become Raising Cane's River Center". theadvocate.com. Georges Media. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Opera Louisiane". operalouisiane.com. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre". brrivercenter.com. Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra". visitbatonrouge.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-13. 

External links[edit]

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

Events and tenants
Preceded by
PH Live
Miss USA Venue
Succeeded by
T-Mobile Arena