Raising Cane's River Center Arena

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Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Baton Rouge River Center Arena.jpg
Former names Riverside Centroplex Arena (1977-2004)
Baton Rouge River Center Arena (2004-16)
Address 275 River Rd S
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5809
Location Raising Cane's River Center
Owner Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Operator SMG
Capacity 8,900
Opened January 14, 1977 (1977-01-14)
Baton Rouge Kingfish (ECHL) (1996–2003)
Baton Rouge Bombers (EISL) (1997–98)
Louisiana Bayou Beast (IPFL) (1999)
Baton Rouge Blaze (af2) (2001)

The Raising Cane's River Center Arena (originally the Riverside Centroplex Arena and commonly known as the River Center Arena) is a multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the United States. 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.[1] The arena which opened in 1977 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.

In 2016, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers signed a 10-year naming rights agreement for the arena.[2]


The 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).[3]

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