In June 1982, Kenny Rogers performed the first concert ever held at the then-new Peoria Civic Center. This Peoria, Illinois, complex is comprised of multiple facilities: Carver Arena, a theater and several Exhibit Halls. Carver Arena is where you'll go to cheer on the Peoria Rivermen hockey team and the Bradley Braves men's college basketball team. The arena also hosts the annual IHSA Basketball Championships and holds a variety of exciting events throughout the year, such as Cirque du Soleil performances. In the Peoria Civic Center's theater, you can catch musicals like Rent, concerts by stars like Tony Bennett and comedy shows by performers like IMomSoHard. Get your Peoria Civic Center and Carver Arena tickets at StubHub.
What are the Peoria Civic Center and Carver Arena seating capacities?
Carver Arena can seat 11,330 people. The theater at the Peoria Civic Center has 2,184 seats, divided among the main floor, two balconies and rows of boxes along each side of the room.
Is there on-site parking?
Guests attending Peoria Civic Center and Carver Arena events have the choice between two parking lots. Both have a flat fee structure, but higher prices may apply during special events. For an event in Carver Arena, park in either lot. Select the Marquee lot if you're visiting Exhibit Hall D. Choose the Fulton lot if your destination is the theater or Exhibit Halls A, B or C.
Are the Peoria Civic Center and Carver Arena accessible by public transportation?
It's about a five-minute walk from the City Link bus station to the Peoria Civic Center. Many lines run through this stop. If you're riding bus line 11, choose the Gwynn and Kumpf stop, which is a bit closer to the venue than City Link.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Concessions throughout the facility are provided by SAVOR. There are four food stands in Carver Arena, and the Exhibit Hall area of the facility has another three stands. Food choices include chicken strips, pork nachos and Black Angus burgers. Hot dogs, pork chops, bratwursts and potato chips are locally sourced. In addition to the food stands, Carver Arena also has two lounges where you can order a beer or a mixed drink.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children are welcome at many of the events at the Peoria Civic Center and Carver Arena. Child pricing is available for some events, and babies under 2 years old may receive free admission.
Is the center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Accessible seats are available on the concourse level of Carver Arena. One companion seat is available for each accessible seat. In the theater, there are six accessible seats on the main floor, and each seat is accompanied by a companion seat. Accessible parking is available in both lots, and there is a drop-off lane in front of the facility.Back to Top
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