BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A total of $2.3 million in upgrades could be headed to the Raising Cane’s River Center if approved by the EBR Metro Council.
Proposed improvements include upgrades in security and new additions in theater seating, basketball flooring and goals, and hockey features including an LED scoreboard and a Zamboni. Three hockey exhibition games will be taking place at the River Center in the winter.
The 200,000-square-foot facility opened in downtown Baton Rouge in 1977 and currently houses an arena, a theater and a grand ballroom. Touring musicians, comedians and various entertainment shows make stops at the Raising Cane’s River Center.
In hopes of bringing the River Center back to its former glory, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber said a study will be focusing on areas of improvement. BRAC Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence Andrew Fitzgerald said the absence of live music at the River Center “could be a hidden quality-of-life issue.”
The Metro Council is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 21.