River Center Expansion

A $19 million expansion project at the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana is complete in preparation to host the 2012 U.S. Bowling Congress tournament.

The event will run from Feb. 11 through July 9.

Upgrades include a galleria area between the arena and exhibit hall, seven new meeting rooms, improvements to the venue’s entrance, new box office, and a full bar and lounge area.

Officials hope to renovate the venue’s ballroom, arena concourse and theater in the near future.