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S H R E V E P O R T
The 350,000-square-foot, SMG-
managed Shreveport Convention
Center, the second largest in
Louisiana, is only seven years old
and boasts ample pre-function space,
loading docks with drive-in access, and
other features that can accommodate every-
thing from local weddings to major expos.
The convention center adjoins the 313-room Hilton Shreveport
with a business center, wireless Internet access, audio/visual services,
a lounge, two restaurants, an outdoor heated pool and fitness facility.
CenturyLink Center, a multipurpose arena built in 2000 to house a
minor league hockey team, seats 14,000 but can be utilized by groups as small as 300.
It includes everything from concession stands to luxury suites to locker rooms.
The Bossier Civic Center offers 24,000 square feet of unobstructed space in its conven-
tion hall and an additional 7,500 square feet in its banquet hall that can be divided into three
breakout rooms. There are also a few meeting rooms that hold about 40 people apiece.
Renovated in spring 2014, the Municipal Auditorium is an Art Deco landmark with event
space and a museum devoted to the Louisiana Hayride, a live radio show where a young
Elvis got his start back in the 1950s.
Mud Bug MADNESS
In itʼs 31st year, The Mud Bug Madness Festival
is a four-day event held each Memorial Day
weekend in downtown Shreveport. The festival
features renowned Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and
cuisine, and fun
for all ages.
ness is nationally
one of the
etyʼs Top 20
ing as many as
in one day.