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Baton Rouge River Center

Baton Rouge River Center
River Center logo
Former names Riverside Centroplex
General information
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Completed 1977
Owner City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Landlord SMG
former Riverside Centroplex logo

The Baton Rouge River Center (originally named the Riverside Centroplex) is a municipally owned multi-purpose 200,000 square feet (20,000 m²) entertainment facility located on the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1] The facility was completed in 1977. It is maintained by a private management company, SMG, which presents more than five hundred events a year, including concerts, conventions, sporting events, trade shows and theater productions.


  • Exhibition and Performance facilities 1
    • Exhibition Hall 1.1
    • Grand Ballroom 1.2
    • Theater for Performing Arts 1.3
  • Arena 2
    • Teams 2.1
    • Arena events 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Exhibition and Performance facilities

Baton Rouge River Center

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.

Grand Ballroom

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

Theater for Performing Arts

The Theatre for Performing Arts provides seating for up to 1,900 people. It is home to Opera Louisiane,[2] the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre[3] and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.[4] It is also used for theatre performances and musicals.


The Baton Rouge River Center Arena presents sports, concerts, trade shows, and family shows, with seating for up to 12,000 for concerts, 8,900 for sporting events, and 4,500 for theatre events.


Arena events

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

Mötley Crüe July 28, 1990

See also


  1. ^ "Baton Rouge River Center official website". Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Opera Louisiane". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre". Retrieved 2015-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra". Retrieved 2015-05-13. 

External links

  • Baton Rouge River Center homepage

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