CLUB 5 at the U.S. Cellular Center Arena

Technical Information

UPDATED – May of 2018

BUILDING HISTORY:

Club 5 at the U.S. Cellular Center is a 1,800 person capacity venue located within the first floor of the arena at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The venue features a general admission set-up with standing room on the arena floor in front of an elevated stage. Club 5 is a fully-equipped concert space that will present live music acts ticketed through the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office.

The concept for Club 5 at the U.S. Cellular Center was developed by VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids’ Executive Director, Michael Silva, who was looking for a way to present concerts in a unique way in the Corridor community. Mr. Silva explains, “Using curtains and other methods to reduce the size of the arena down to an intimate club feel, we can now start attracting a lot of smaller bands that might have passed Cedar Rapids by in the past in favor of the established clubs in Des Moines.  Cedar Rapids is already a vibrant music community, and we believe this new initiative will be a natural extension of what we are already doing to bring in a greater variety of music acts.”

The name “Club 5” pays homage to the former Five Seasons Center, which was renovated and named the U.S. Cellular Center following the flood of 2008. The Five Seasons Center played an integral role in the arts & culture of Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas from 1979 until 2008 bringing in all of the superstar acts during those decades.

The U.S. Cellular Center is a multi-use facility capable of hosting from 3,500 to 10,000 people.  Opened in 1979, the facility currently hosts events such as top rock, country and alternative rock shows; rodeos; ice shows; family shows; major sporting events; conventions; trade shows; and circuses.  The U.S. Cellular Center is adjoined by the Doubletree by Hilton; an 800-car parking garage and is located near many restaurants. The facility is managed by VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids L.L.C, a privately held corporation formed in November 1996.

MAILING ADDRESS:

Mailing & Shipping Address:

U.S. Cellular Center Arena

370 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Physical Address:

U.S. Cellular Center Arena

370 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

DIRECTIONS:

Venue

Approaching on I-380 Southbound:

U.S. Cellular Center - Approaching on I-380 Southbound; Take Exit 20B to First Avenue (HWY 151) and go (right) on First Avenue.  The U.S. Cellular Center is located three blocks down on the north side of First Avenue.

Approaching on I-380 Northbound:

U.S. Cellular Center - Approaching on I-380 Northbound; Take Exit 20B to First Avenue (HWY 151) and go (right) on First Avenue.  The U.S. Cellular Center is located three blocks down on the north side of First Avenue

Loading Dock

Approaching on I-380 Southbound:

1. Take Exit 20B.

2. Head southwest on Exit 20B toward 8th St NE.

3. Turn left onto 7th St NE

4. Turn right onto 1st Ave NE

5. Turn right onto 2nd St NE

6. Take the 1st right onto A Ave NE

7. The loading docks will be on the right about a block up A avenue.

Approaching on I-380 Northbound:

1. Take Exit 19C

2. Head north on Exit 19C toward 1st St NW

3. Merge onto E Ave Bridge

4. Continue onto A Ave NE

5. The loading docks will be on the right about a block up A avenue after crossing the river

DRIVING DISTANCES:

DRIVING DISTANCES TO CEDAR RAPIDS:

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VENUE CONTACTS:

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Street Address: 370 1st Avenue NE – Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401