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DCU Center - Billy Strings Seating Map

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DCU Center - Circus Seating Map

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DCU Center - Endstage GA Floor 2 Seating Map

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DCU Center - Monster Jam 2022 Seating Map

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About DCU Center

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, DCU Center is an arena that first opened its doors in 1982. Currently, it’s under the ownership of the City of Worcester.


DCU Center Seating

DCU Center has a total capacity of 14,800. However, this figure can vary for events with unique venue configurations.

Before the venue was named DCU Center, it was also known as Centrum in Worcester and Worcester's Centrum Centre.


Teams and Events at DCU Center

DCU Center is the home to the Worcester Railers (ECHL). The venue serves as the stage for hockey, baseball, football, wrestling, boxing and concert events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into DCU Center

Want to ensure a smooth entry to DCU Center? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at DCU Center

Security at DCU Center is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that DCU Center has a strict bag policy.


DCU Center Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

The DCU Center has a strict bag policy for all events, whether they're sports games, concerts, children's shows, or public events. Medical bags and diaper bags will be allowed and will be checked before entry. All other bags, such as cross-body, larger totes, backpacks, and duffle bags are not allowed. We recommend leaving these bags at home or in your car to avoid any inconvenience. Guests can bring personal cameras and recording devices to most events at the DCU Center. However, the use of these devices may be restricted during certain performances due to artist contracts. We recommend checking with the event staff before bringing any recording devices to ensure they are allowed.


What to Bring to DCU Center

When you come to an event at DCU Center, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is DCU Center ADA Accessible?

DCU Center is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, DCU Center has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


DCU Center Experience

Your experience at DCU Center extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at DCU Center

Plenty of concessions are available at DCU Center. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer, liquor, mixed drinks and wine.


Payment Methods Accepted at DCU Center

DCU Center primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although DCU Center accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Are There Phone Charging Stations at DCU Center?

Yes, DCU Center is equipped with phone charging stations throughout. They are usually located in the concourse. However, it’s important to note that these charging stations may require a small fee, so we suggest fully charging your device before arriving at the venue.


Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.


How to Get to DCU Center

DCU Center is located at 50 Foster St, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


DCU Center Parking Details

DCU Center has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for DCU Center visitors. They are Mercantile Center Garage, Mercantile Center Garage, 142 Commercial St Parking, 12 Foster St Parking and 96 Commercial St Parking.


How Early Should I Get to DCU Center?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.


Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At DCU Center, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at in front of the revolving doors on Worcester Center Boulevard. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.


Closest Bus Stop to DCU Center

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Maj Taylor Blvd & Foster St. This bus station is located 0.1 mi from the venue.


Closest Train Stop to DCU Center

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Framingham/Worcester Line and Lake Shore Limited Trains. One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.


DCU Center Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from DCU Center, a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.


Nearby Restaurants to DCU Center

DCU Center is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: Via Italian Table, The Sole Proprietor, One Eleven Chop House, Starbucks and Armsby Abbey.

The DCU Center is a popular indoor arena and convention center located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. Built on the site of the former Worcester Memorial Auditorium, the 14,800 seat venue opened in 1982 and has since been an iconic landmark in Central Massachusetts. It hosts a variety of events from concerts to sports games, making it the perfect destination for an exciting night out. The venue offers maximum versatility, with 53 sections that can be divided up for any type of event - from a ceremony to a corporate event. Make the most of your trip to Central Massachusetts and explore all that the area has to offer. Stroll through downtown for some of Worcester's signature shops, galleries, nightlife, and eateries. Spend some time outdoors taking in all that the city has to offer, from its parks and golf courses to its scenic lakes and ponds for hours spent fishing or boating. For family-friendly attractions, visit The EcoTarium with nature trails and live animal habitats, or books at The American Antiquarian Society. Kids World Playground and Washington Square Garden Playground also offer interactive exhibits. The DCU Center is a great venue for an event and an experience that won’t soon be forgotten! Plan your next evening at the DCU Center and keep your eye on the event list for an exciting night out.

Facts about DCU Center

Capacity:

14,800


Past Names/Nicknames:

Centrum in Worcester Worcester's Centrum Centre


Date Opened:

September 2, 1982

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 12, 2024 From $64 16
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 13, 2024 From $47 962
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 13, 2024 From $53 566
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 13, 2024 From $41 1,111
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 14, 2024 From $49 1,285
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Apr 14, 2024 From $55 1,361
The Big Gig Apr 27, 2024 From $97 1,923
WWE: Smackdown Jul 12, 2024 From $63 2,992
Billy Strings Jul 30, 2024 From $252 10
Billy Strings Jul 30, 2024 From $92 1,404