The Monroe Civic Center is a 7,600-seat multi-purpose arena, in Monroe, Louisiana that was originally in 1965. The Civic center serves as the main venue for the city of Monroe, and is divided into 5 smaller venues. These include the Equestrian Pavilion a small warm up venue for artists; Monroe Convention Center an open convention hall; B. D. Robinson Conference Hall a larger, 14,000 square foot hall; the Jack Howard Theatre a small intimate 2,000 seat theater; and the Civic Center Arena.
The Civic Center Arena is the primary venue for sports. It hosted two different teams, Monroe Moccasins of the Western Professional Hockey League from 1997 to 2001 and the Louisiana Bayou Beast of various indoor football leagues from 1998 to 2001. It has hosted other events such as wrestling, the circus and five sell out shows of Elvis from 1974 to 1975.