Gus Kallio’s Arena – Monroe, Louisiana

Opened in: 1939

Location: 312 Walnut Street

Capacity: 500


Originally used as both a skating rink and a sports arena, Kallio’s was owned and operated by former boxer and wrestler Gus Kallio, who promoted both boxing and wrestling there until ill health forced him to sell out in 1959. The building now houses a gourmet food warehouse.


Gus Kallio's Arena

Gus Kallio’s Arena