About the Rapides Parish Coliseum

Located in the heart of Louisiana in Alexandria, the Rapides Parish Coliseum (RPC) hosts an array of events with I-49 just minutes away, creating easy travel from I-10 to I-20. Alexandria is also serviced by the Alexandria International Airport, which services commuter, corporate, and private aircraft. 


Our state-of-the-art facility, strives to be a leader in both the entertainment industry and in our community. Our mission is to contribute to the quality of life in Central Louisiana and create a lasting impact by creating memories through world class arts and entertainment.


Seating & Room Availability

The Rapides Parish Coliseum boasts the ability to host as many as 10,000 people. The recent $23-million-dollar renovation expanded the seating capacity, added 6 meeting rooms, locker rooms, a state-of-the-art catering kitchen, fully equipped office space, as well as a merchandise storefront. 


Meeting space is available for lease. The Rapides Parish Coliseum has 6 meeting rooms varying in sizes from 700 sqft. to 2,200 sqft. These rooms are perfect for your next seminar, banquet, lecture series, birthday party, or whatever you may need. The Catering staff is here to help with all of your needs.

See our Seating and Meeting Room Maps 


Our Legacy

First constructed in 1964, the RPC has hosted a variety of performers, speakers, and artists to include President Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Alabama, and many more. The $23 million renovation completed in 2017 added style and efficiency to this great facility. The building now features 6 meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, 4 locker rooms, 10 luxury suites, new office space and ticket booths, as well as a merchandise store to get your RPC memorabilia. Tomorrow’s legacy is in the making. Come make lasting memories at the RPC.


Rapides Parish Coliseum Timeline