About RICEC

The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority (RICCA) operates the Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex, which includes the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), two parking garages, Dunkin’ Donuts Center-Providence (DDC), and Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). The Authority, governed by an eleven-member board of commissioners, works with several marketing partners to book its facilities, including SMG, which manages the DDC and RICC, Professional Facilities Management (PFM), which manages The Vets, and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB).

The Authority and its staff strives to provide the community with world-class entertainment, superb and convenient service for event planners and promoters, while also maintaining a safe, clean and professional environment.

Tickets to events at the DDC are available at the arena Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or Charge-by-Phone at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets to The Vets events are available online at www.vmari.com or call 401.421.ARTS or visit the Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence. For ticket information at the RICC go to www.RIconvention.com

Board of Commissioners


James S. Bennett, Chair


Jeff Hirsh, Treasurer


George Nee


Dale J. Venturini


Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr.


Scott Gunn


Patrick K. Butler


Letitia Carter


Stan Israel

Legal Counsel
Bruce A. Leach, Esq.
DeSimone & Leach

War Veterans Memorial

The City of Providence Veterans War Memorial was moved during the 2005 Dunkin’ Donuts Center renovation. To view photos and videos of it’s re-dedication in 2009, please click here.