Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence
Located in the heart of Providence, The Dunkin’ Donuts Center (DDC) is New England’s premier multi-use entertainment arena. Home to the AHL Providence Bruins and the Big East Providence College Men’s Basketball team, the DDC hosts a wide variety of sporting events, concerts, family shows, trade shows and more. The arena floor can be set up to accommodate center stage shows, table seating, ice, dirt, basketball, and event trade show booths.
The Dunkin’ Donuts Center was built in 1971 and was then known as the Providence Civic Center. Entertainers such as, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Cher and Aerosmith have performed to sell-out crowds at the arena. In September of 2008, following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center re-opened boosting new seats, a state of the art video scoreboard, facility and concession upgrades, luxury suites, a redesigned concourse and expanded lobby, and a sky-bridge to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The 14,000-seat DDC offers 31,000 square feet of arena space with a ceiling height of 86 feet, a 25,000-square-foot concourse, a 9,000-square-foot lobby, 20 luxury suites, and five additional meeting/hospitality rooms. There are 5,500 hotel rooms in the Greater Providence area—1,800 located within walking distance of the Center.
The DDC is part of the Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex, which also includes the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) and Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS).
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Providence, Rhode Island mixes the urban sophistication of a big city with the graceful charm of a small town. Known for its thriving arts scene, Providence is also recognized as one of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations. There are nine colleges and universities located in the Providence market, most of which are within a 5-mile radius of the Center—Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, RI School of Design, and Providence College just to name a few. The students at these local colleges and universities add to diverse population of our City.