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Bowers Civic Center


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  1. Parking
  2. Portable Stage
  3. Preparation Kitchen
  4. Sound/Lighting Control Room

Architecturally beautiful and functional, a covered walkway leads to the lobby from parking areas to accommodate ticket lines and to eliminate entrance congestion in inclement weather. The plush lobby is 4,000 square feet of welcoming warmth. Centrally located, this facility offers quality service, in - house catering, free parking; clean and bright atmosphere at affordable rates.

Special Features 

  • Concession Stand (10' x 20')
  • Sound/lighting control room
  • Spotlight and portable stage
  • Free provisions for handicapped
  • Electricity, in floor available
  • Free parking for 550 cars plus additional off - site parking
  • Telescopic seating up to 1,488

* With meeting rooms divided into their smallest units, the facility has the capability of holding 9 meetings simultaneously. Seating capabilities range from 25 to 2,818.

Services Provided

  • Meeting requirements: AV equipment, copies and fax service.
  • Assistance: The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau will assist with all areas of planning including housing, registration, transportation, public relations and making arrangements for activities such as canoeing, charter-fishing, Mardi Gras balls, airboat rides through the swamps, disc golf and ball golf tournaments, beach parties, historical homes and museum tours.