Peoria Civic Center is a cornerstone of entertainment and commerce in the heart of
Peoria, featuring an 11,000-seat arena, a 2,196-seat theater, 110,000 square feet of
exhibit hall space, and 45,000 square feet of meeting room space. This multifaceted
venue proudly hosts over 275 events annually and is seamlessly connected to two
hotels via a convenient skywalk.
One of the top priorities under the extended agreement is to continue to promote a wide
variety of programming to appeal to the largest marketplace possible. Ultimately, Peoria
Civic Center will continue to be a catalyst for economic impact in the Peoria market.
Since its inauguration in 1982, Peoria Civic Center has been a hub for countless events
that have played a pivotal role in boosting business in downtown Peoria. Notably, the
2007 revitalization, which included the construction of the Great Hall, Ballroom and
Exhibit Hall D, marked a significant milestone in the center’s history. Looking ahead,
PCC is committed to a series of capital improvements totaling over $40 million between
2023-2025, ensuring that it remains a state-of-the-art destination for years to come.
“The PCCA and its city and state partners are proud to provide leadership, innovation
and support as the facility undergoes $45 million in capital-improvement projects,”
added Greer-Batton. “This relationship will keep Peoria Civic Center on the cutting edge
of events and entertainment, enhance the vitality of our region, and offer a higher quality
of life for area residents and visiting patrons.”