About CenturyLink Center
Since opening our doors in the late fall of 2000, CenturyLink Center has been on the map as one of the top entertainment destinations in the South.
Due to the vision, careful planning and coordination by former Mayor George Dement, Bossier City public officials, as well as the design and construction teams, patrons throughout the Ark-La-Tex enjoy events at one of the most modern venues in the country. Built for comfort, convenience, and total enjoyment, the CenturyLink Center offers two large food courts located on a 35-foot wide concourse area, fully upholstered seats with cup-holders, and the convenience of over 200 restroom facilities, and over 4000 parking spaces.
Located on the banks of the Red River in Bossier City, La., the CenturyLink Center is a 270,000 square foot facility capable of hosting up to 14,000 patrons. The venue features world-class concerts, family shows, ice-skating shows, motor sports, rodeos, conventions, religious and community events, as well as other special events.
For those who want to watch the entertainment in privacy and the utmost comfort, CenturyLink Center offers sixteen (16) Luxury Suites just twenty (20) rows from the action! Suites feature private restrooms, upscale seating, wet bars with sinks, ice bins and refrigerators, two (2) TV Screens, storage cabinets, and access to upscale food and beverage menus.
Special seating is also available in the Club, a 187-seat club and lounge. The Club offers patrons access to two (2) bars, private restrooms, upscale seats with cup-holders, special food and beverage menus, wait staff, and charging privileges.
Sports enthusiasts are sure to love the center-hung video scoreboard, able to show close-up action and instant replays, which are also displayed over the 75 TV Screens, located throughout the concourse, the Club and luxury suites.
CenturyLink Center is conveniently located just 5 miles from the downtowns of both Shreveport and Bossier City, and is accessible via parkways along both sides of the river. The Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area population is 391,300, and is the fastest growing area in the state of Louisiana hosting more than 67,000 overnight visitors each week, and is within a one-hour drive for nearly 2 million people desirous of world-class entertainment. The market is the third most attended gaming destination in the country and features casinos such as Boomtown, Horseshoe, Diamond Jacks, Sam’s Town, El Dorado, and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) services the market, and is just 13 miles from CenturyLink Center.
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