< Black River Coliseum | Poplar Bluff, MO
301 S 5th St, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Our state-of-the-art 115,000 square foot multi-purpose facility houses concerts, bull riding, cage fights, family shows, trade shows, conferences, banquets, and an endless variety of events. Our unique design allows us to accommodate every event with intimate seating and proximity creating the perfect setting for each attendee. We offer a seating capacity of up to 5,000 and average 4,500 for concerts and sporting events. With full facility access we accommodate business meetings, internet training classes, receptions, and seminars.

In house marketing services as well as preferred lists of caterers, hotels, and essentials that every promoter, coordinator and event planner will need is available upon request. We offer such amenities as beverage boxes, pipe & drape, staging, beverage service, concessions, projection and screens, local sound and lights and facilitate ticketing through Ticketmaster on site.

Arena Seating Capacities:

  • Reserved Concert (end stage)= 4,000
  • Reserved Concert Round= 4,500
  • GA Floor Concert = 4,000
  • Rodeos/Childrens Shows= 3,000 to 3,500
  • Center Ring Events= 4,700

Arena Size/Height:

  • Main Arena Floor= (174′ x 128′) 22,272sqft
  • Aquatic Center= 18,000sqft
  • Lobby= 4,250sqft
  • Main Arena (Floor to Steel)= 45ft
  • Main Arena (Floor to Ceiling)= 66ft


  • On-Site= 1,200
  • Off-Site= 700
  • Accessible= 55


  • 2 Team Locker Rooms
  • 2 Coaches Locker Rooms
  • 2 Star Dressing Rooms
  • Restricted Access to Loading Dock and Star Dressing Rooms
  • 52′ x 48′ Staging Concept
  • A/V Equipment available
  • Show Power 1,000amps-3 phase
  • Rigging to 10,000 per point
  • Recessed and On-Grade Loading Docks (10’8″ x 12′)

Booking An Event

Concerts bookings for the Black River Coliseum are handled exclusively through our facility by calling:

573-686-8001 ext. 1441