MSU Riley Center

Directions & Accommodations

Our Address

MSU Riley Center
2200 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301

Phone: 601-696-2200

Fax: 601-696-2300

Central to the South

Conveniently located in the Southeast with Memphis to the north, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to the south, Atlanta to the east, and Little Rock to the west, Meridian and the MSU Riley Center are at the intersection of interstates 20 and 59. They also benefit from Amtrak service and a local airport with jet service.

  • 5 miles from Meridian Regional Airport
  • 85 miles from Jackson International Airport
  • 150 miles from Birmingham International Airport
  • Walking distance from Amtrak's historic Union Station depot in downtown Meridian

Driving directions from I-20

Take 22nd Avenue, exit 153, to downtown Meridian, travel 1 mile, and arrive at the MSU Riley Center on the corner of 22nd Avenue and 5th Street.


The MSU Riley Center is conveniently complemented by the Arts District Parking Garage that is free for performances and conferences and is located two blocks away at 712 24th Avenue.

Directions to the Arts District Parking Garage, located at 712 24th Avenue:

  • Coming from I-20 on 22nd Avenue, turn left on 8th Street.
  • Turn left on 24th Avenue.
  • Parking deck entrance is on your immediate left.

A variety of settings are available in Meridian, from motels and hotels to quaint bed-and-breakfasts. Additionally, many new hotel projects are under way, and opening dates on those projects are expected to be announced soon.

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