The US Cellular Center is situated in downtown Des Moines, Iowa in the entertainment district. It first opened as the Five Seasons Center on January 25, 1979, which was part of a project that included the Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel and the Five Seasons Parkade. After the 2008 flood, the entertainment venue underwent a two-year extensive refurbishment. The US Cellular Center officially opened on June 1, 2013, with a mega sold out concert by Lady Antebellum. The US Cellular Center hosts 190 events per year and is home to the River Kings. Seating is available for over 8,000 in the arena lined with concession stands, 12,359 square feet of ballroom space and 81,779 square feet of exhibit space. Get tickets to all your favorite US Cellular Center events at StubHub.
What is the seating capacity for the US Cellular Center?
There are 6,900 US Cellular Center seats available for basketball events and 8,600 seats available for concerts. Courtside seating is also available.
What food and drink offerings are available?
Guests have access to the standard concession stand fare. A variety of foods can be purchased like hot dogs, hamburgers and nachos. Since the US Cellular Center is attached to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, you can access the 350 First Restaurant on the 16th floor. There you will enjoy spectacular views of the Cedar River as you dine for lunch and dinner.
Is there US Cellular Center on-site parking available?
There are two major parking structures attached to the US Cellular Center. Attendees can park at Five Seasons Parking Ramp at the 400 block of 1st Avenue. Guests can park at the New Cedar Rapids Convention Center Parking Ramp at the 2nd Avenue entrance. There are additional entrances available for parking at the 3rd and 4th Avenue parking ramps.
Where is the best US Cellular Center seating located?
The US Cellular Center provides 182 leather, extra-wide cushioned club seats in sections 103 and 110 inside the arena. Club seats are available for rental purchase at individual events or on an annual basis. With your individual rental purchase, you will have access to the Bud Light Lounge. You will also receive a complimentary voucher for a free drink and fresh popcorn. The US Cellular Center annual club seat membership includes 30 minutes of pre-event access to the Bud Light Lounge, VIP parking pass, and pre-sale notification of events. There are eight premium VIP boxes located at the uttermost northern part of the concourse. These are only available on an annual basis.
What other entertainment options are nearby?
Paramount Theatre, a historic performing arts venue, is approximately three minutes away from the US Cellular Center. You can also enjoy Bricks Bar and Grill and La Cantina dining options.Back to Top
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