Rapides Parish Coliseum is located in the heart of Louisiana in Alexandria right off HWY 28 West (Coliseum Boulevard).
5600 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA 71303
From I-49 North
Merge onto US-71 N/MacAuthur Drive via EXIT 80
Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto US-71 N/US-165 N/MacArthur Dr.
US-71 N/US-165 N/MacArthur Drive becomes Coliseum Blvd/LA-28 5600 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303 is on the right.
From 1-49 South
Merge onto I-49 S via the ramp on the left toward Alexandria
Merge onto US-71 S/US-165 S via Exit 86 toward MacArthur Drive
Turn slight right onto LA-28/Coliseum Blvd
5600 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303 is on the right.
Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container into the venue:
No outside food or beverage permitted in bags or within the venue.
Click here to review the Rapides Parish Coliseum's Clear Bag Policy.
Accessible Parking: A state-issued disability placard prominently displayed inside the vehicle or state-issued disability plate is required. The accessible parking area is located in parking lots around the Rapides Parish Coliseum and it is first come, first serve basis.
Coliseum Entrance: Persons with disability accommodation needs may enter the Coliseum through the front/main entrance. Each portal of the Coliseum has a ramp entry. Disability seating is located on the second level. Directional personnel will be available to assist you to the designated areas.
Coliseum Seating Area: Accessible seating for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids is signified by the handicap emblem. The designated area is on the second level.
Wheelchair/Mobility Aid Availability: Family members, guests, and degree candidates in need of wheelchairs or other mobility aids should make provisions to bring those with them to the Coliseum. Wheelchairs and other mobility aids are not provided at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.
Degree Candidates: A ramp is available for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids to assist them to the stage.
Police: Officers are present in case of an emergency.
Graduates or guests requiring any further disability related accommodations or with questions regarding the ceremony should contact the Office of the Chancellor directly at 318-473-6444.