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Address: 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone Number: 863-834-8100
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Description: A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts...
A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts, shows and a Broadway and Entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity.The Lakeland Center is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The Lakeland Center is the only multipurpose facility in the sate of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,300 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square feet Conference Center.
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A Surprise Treat

One of the things my wife and I were sure to seek out before we moved to the Lakeland area of Central Florida -two years ago, was the availability of arts and entertainment; not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2013
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Central Florida, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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631 reviews 631 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Saw Ron White perform a stand-up routine in this no nonsense hall. Sound system seemed fine. Beverages and "popcorn" were available. It's close to Hyatt Place.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We really enjoyed the concert and the food buffet before the concert was great! Everything about The Lakeland Center was wonderful!

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the things my wife and I were sure to seek out before we moved to the Lakeland area of Central Florida -two years ago, was the availability of arts and entertainment; not that Tampa or Orlando were beyond reach (which they certainly were not), but something more akin to being in our own "backyard." Enter, the Lakeland Center.... More 

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Scotland
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38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Hardin Boulevard is a much nicer place to shop and it is really showing. Was really quiet and some empty premises. Selection of shops seems to be going downmarket and that may be a reflection of the reduced traffic flow. We were at the Family Bookstore otherwise we would not have gone out of our way to go there nowadays.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Lakeland Center is nice, it has good parking and is comfortable inside. That being said, it is primarily a gigantic building for events. In the winter time there is ice skating (in central Florida!), there are various concerts, there are gun shows, anything where an event is to be held. You go there to go to an event, not... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The you key theatre is a small theatre but very intimate & hosts a wide range of entertainment, with great seating & acoustics!. Would much rather go there than a big arena!

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Orlando
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Some big names are finally putting little Polk county on their tour stops. Not quite the "A" list yet but the "B"s are starting to come around.

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New York City, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I have seen only one show here, but the theater is perfect for Lakeland. Touring shows come through of all types and levels of quality, These are the road versions of the shows I have seen in New York City where I live. Clearly on the night I came, the people booking the events knew what thy are doing. It... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We been here many times and have always enjoyed the Center. Great variety in entertainment from 50's, country, comedy and much more. The Youkey Theater is very nice with good acoustics. Seating/prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend the Classic Albums Live series. Hand-picked studio/professional musicians who perform albums "note for note". And they do!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

went here for a graduation. getting to the facility required a lot of twists and turns. staff's demeanor was overall unpleasant, like they were being forced to work that day. be careful if you park far away-- even with a crossing guard and cops around, cars still fly through the lots, endangering pedestrians.

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