Monroe Civic Center

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Monroe Civic Center
Monroe, LA, Convention Center IMG 1292.JPG
Main entrance
Address 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway
Location Monroe, Louisiana
Coordinates 32°30′10″N 92°06′26″W / 32.502754°N 92.107251°W / 32.502754; -92.107251Coordinates: 32°30′10″N 92°06′26″W / 32.502754°N 92.107251°W / 32.502754; -92.107251
Owner City of Monroe
Opened 1967[1]
Theatre seating
Enclosed space
 • Total space

Convention center: 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2), 15 meeting rooms
Conference hall: 14,000 square feet (1,300 m2), 1000 seats
Arena: 46,025 square feet (4,275.9 m2), 7600 seats
Equestrian pavilion 46,025 square feet (4,275.9 m2),

76 stalls
Official website

The Monroe Civic Center is a 7,600-seat[2] multi-purpose arena, in Monroe, Louisiana. It was built in 1965.

It was home to the Monroe Moccasins ice hockey team and Louisiana Bayou Beast indoor football team.

Entertainment facilities[edit]

The Monroe Civic Center has multiple facilities:

  • Civic Center Arena is the main complex of the Civic Center. The arena provides 44,000 square feet (4,100 m2) of exhibit space along with 5,600 seats. The arena may have larger capacities up to 7,200 seats. The arena houses events such as banquets, circuses, music concerts, and rodeos. Notably, Elvis Presley played five sell-out shows here, between March 1974 and May 1975.
  • B. D. Robinson Conference Hall One of the three main buildings of the Civic Center is the 14,000 square foot Conference Hall. When using this facility, patrons have the option of dividing the Banquet Room into six sections.
  • Monroe Convention Center is a state-of-the-art facility, located on the Monroe Civic Center property, the Monroe Convention Center serves as an ideal place for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences, and trade shows.
  • Jack Howard Theatre (2,200-capacity), named for W. L. "Jack" Howard, the Union Parish native who served as the mayor of Monroe from 1956 to 1972 and again from 1976 to 1978. The theater provides full-view seating for over 2,200. It offers 73 x 46 stage with 54 sets of scenery lines, a full-size orchestra pit, six dressing rooms, full DMX Controlled Stage Lighting and a 32 channel sound system.
  • Equestrian Pavilion which features a separate warm-up arena and trailer parking equipped with electricity and other amenities.

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