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Encyclopedia > Peoria Civic Center
Peoria Civic Center
Carver Arena

Location 201 SW Jefferson St., Peoria, IL 61602
Opened 1982
Owner
Architect HOK Sport
Tenants
Bradley University(NCAA Division I) (Men's Basketball)
Peoria Rivermen (2005-present)
Capacity
Hockey:9,542
Basketball:11,442
Concerts:12,145

Peoria Civic Center is a convention center located next to Peoria City Hall in downtown Peoria, Illinois. USA. It has an arena, a theater, an exhibit hall, and meeting rooms. It was built in 1982 and is currently undergoing expansion. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x800, 1247 KB) Summary Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, 2006. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... HOK Sport is a division of the international architectural firm HOK which specializes in sports facilities. ... Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the sport. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... Exhibition Hall of the Makaryev Fair. ... Peoria City Hall Peoria City Hall, 419 Fulton St. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ...

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Carver Arena

Carver Arena is the home of the Bradley University Braves men's basketball team and the Peoria Rivermen ice hockey team, and in 2008 will once again be home to the Peoria Pirates arena football team. Prior to playing at Carver Arena, Bradley hosted its games at Robertson Memorial Field House. It hosted the 1988 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament title game. It seats 9,542 for hockey and indoor football, 11,442 for basketball and up to 12,145 for concerts. Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Peoria Pirates is a 1999 Indoor Football League team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Robertson Memorial Field House is a multi-purpose arena on the Bradley University campus in Peoria, Illinois. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ...


Carver Arena also plays host to the Illinois High School Association boys' basketball state finals for two weeks every March. The interactive March Madness Experience takes places in the adjacent exhibition hall during the tournaments. Concerts, circuses, trade shows (an arena floor 124 feet by 238 feet (73 m) for 29,512 square feet of space), wrestling matches and other events are held here. The arena also contains a 60-by-40-foot portable stage, a production office, eight dressing rooms (four large and four small), eight spotlights, and a 76-foot (23 m) ceiling height. There is also an arena club at Carver Arena, eight concession stands, eight restrooms, and two luxury suites. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is one of 521 state high school associations in the United States, designed to regulate competition in interscholastic events at the high school level. ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ...


Exhibit hall

The Civic Center features 63,668 square feet of space (157 ft 8 in by 403' 8") and can hold up to 7,265 persons. It can be divided into three smaller halls and is used for banquets, trade shows, and other events. A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ...


Theater

The 2,244-seat theater is the home of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Ballet, and Peoria Opera. It is also used for concerts, Broadway shows, and other events. It contains ten dressing rooms including a star dressing room, four 12-person chorus rooms, two 8-person dressing rooms, two 6-person dressing rooms and a 3-person dressing room, and a 1,250-square-foot (116 m²) rehearsal hall backstage. There are 1,450 seats in the main level, 378 seats in the lower balcony and 348 seats in the upper balcony. Runway layout at ONT Ontario International Airport (IATA: ONT, ICAO: KONT, FAA LID: ONT) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Ontario, a city in San Bernardino County, California, USA. The airport covers 1,700 acres and has two runways. ... WWE SmackDown! is a professional wrestling show that airs in the USA on UPN and in Canada on The Score Network. ... Chaffey High School is a public secondary school in Ontario, California. ...


Meeting rooms

There are ten meeting rooms totaling 16,889 square feet and divisible into sixteen meeting rooms. A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ...


External links

  • Peoria Civic Center - includes Carver Arena, exposition hall and theater.
  • Peoria Civic Center is at coordinates 40°41′33″N 89°35′37″W / 40.692361111, -89.593611111Coordinates: 40°41′33″N 89°35′37″W / 40.692361111, -89.593611111
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