2018 Sports Facilities Guide: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

By Sponsored Content, May 11, 2018

Louisiana is known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise,” making Baton Rouge the Capital of it. With numerous venues that can accommodate sports ranging from baseball and soccer to waterskiing and golf, the Red Stick takes sports and recreation to the next level! In addition to professional venues, Baton Rouge offers a number of recreational options through various parks, including skating, biking, boating, kayaking and horseback riding, to name a few. Visit Baton Rouge is proud to partner with SportsBR, the local sports commission, to help secure and service large scale sporting events in Baton Rouge. Our staff offers site visits, free event marketing, volunteer assistance and other additional services to ensure a successful sporting event.

Raising Cane's River Center

Raising Cane’s River Center

Centrally located in the downtown area, Raising Cane’s River Center is within walking distance of various attractions, cultural sites, hotels, restaurants and bars. With surroundings rich in Louisiana culture and entertainment, the Raising Cane’s River Center provides its patrons a unique environment for memorable experiences. The multi-facility complex has the flexibility to host sports of many calibers.

Quick Facts

Total Space 200,000+ square feet
Largest Contiguous Space 70,000 square feet
Meeting Rooms On-Site 17
Union Facility No
Permanent Seating 8,500
Ceiling Height 27 ft.
Column-Free Yes
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive 7,000


Rhonda Ruffino, Director of Sales, Marketing and Events

Burbank Soccer Complex

Burbank Soccer Complex

Burbank Soccer Complex boasts 22 soccer fields, five ball fields, a dog park and a lake. Located near hotels, restaurants and attractions, the complex hosts state, regional and national soccer events annually.

Quick Facts

Distance From Downtown 10 miles
Total Space 22 soccer fields, 5 ball fields
Permanent Lighting Yes
Parking On-Site Yes
Permanent Restrooms Yes
Permanent Seating No
Hotel Rooms Within a 10-Minute Drive- 7,000

Baton Rouge Soccer Club

Destination facts

Downtown Hotel Rooms 1,100
Surrounding Area Hotel Rooms 13,000
Largest Indoor Venue Raising Cane’s River Center
Largest Outdoor Venue Burbank Soccer Complex
Closest Airport Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Recently Hosted

> USBC Women’s Championships
> USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships
> National Pro Fastpitch Championships

What’s New

> In 2017, the Baton Rouge Marriott underwent a $28 million renovation.
> The Traction Facility has recently added turf in-fields to the complex.> In Summer 2018, Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown will open.

Key Indoor Venues

Raising Cane’s River Center
Team SportsPlex

Key Outdoor Venues

Burbank Soccer Complex
Traction Field Complex
Oak Villa Field Complex


Zach Ebarb, Sports & Convention Sales Manager