The DeSoto Civic Center is an 8,411-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi. It was built in 2000. It is home to the Mississippi RiverKings, a team in the Central Hockey League.

Several now-defunct teams have called the Civic Center home. These teams include the Memphis Xplorers of the AF2 and the Memphis Houn'Dawgs of the American Basketball Association.

It also is used as a concert venue, boxing arena and for ice shows and circuses. The Mid-South Fair was held at the Civic Center in September 2009, its first year outside of Memphis, Tennessee. The DSC is a temporary host to the fair until its new permanent fairgrounds near Tunica Resorts is completed.

The Figure Skating Club of Memphis uses the ice rink during the hockey season to provide Learn to Skate clinics, USFSA Basic Skills Classes, and freestyles for area figure skaters. Memphis Youth Hockey also offers Learn to Skate classes and youth ice hockey through the Civic Center.

In June 2008, the DeSoto Civic Center hosted TNA Slammiversary. TNA's second biggest pay-per-view of the year.[1]

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  1. Cutting, Devin (2008-05-16). "Location for TNA's July PPV". Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-05-16.

Events and tenants
Preceded by
Mid-South Coliseum
Home of the
Mississippi RiverKings

2000 – present
Succeeded by
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