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Address: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-4919 (Formerly San Diego Sports Arena)
Phone Number: (619) 224-4171
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Good concert venue; NOT a casino!

some of the reviews here are misplaced, as reviewers have confused this with the Valley View casino/hotel, which is much farther north. Anyway, we saw Sam Smith here and had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Covina, California

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Covina, California
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175 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

some of the reviews here are misplaced, as reviewers have confused this with the Valley View casino/hotel, which is much farther north. Anyway, we saw Sam Smith here and had a great time. Traffic was a pain, naturally, but the $20 parking is well organized and directed. Helpful staff. They could use better air conditioning inside, but the seats are... More 

San Diego, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The show was incredible and the venue sounded great and the service and guest services were on top of it. And the Stella Lounge is incredible.

Irvine, California
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I came here for the Ed Sheeran concert in June 2015. Living in Orange County, I had the option of coming down to SD or driving north to the Hollywood Bowl. Having attended a concert at the Bowl before, I opted for this venue to avoid dealing with Hollywood Blvd and the $30-$40 parking fees you inevitably pay in the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used to go to this casino regularly until they remodeled. After that the staff got an attitude and seems to generally forget that people are spending money. The staff is rude, but also the patrons. It seems they cater mainly to tribal members and VIP's. Buffet is over $40 and though they have seafood there are better casinos with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have lived in San Diego for my entire life and The Valley View Casino Center is without a doubt the city's best place for entertainment. It is an older building so it has a special charm and character. They are proud of their history and have beautiful murals all over the building of famous artist that have performed there... More 

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160 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Came here when I was young to all the sports events, Gulls, Riptide, and Sockers. All were fun. Sockers win too much haha. Not s big soccer fan but fun to see once with the family. Just bought the new AHL Gulls tickets! Second row four seats, cannot wait. Riptide was the absolute bomb! Best sports team in town, I... More 

San Bernardino, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

all was great had a good time weather was sunny no winds perfect. old town was good and able to walk to and so much to see

Oceanside, California
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391 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

First of all - make sure you are reviewing the correct place!!! This is for the Valley View Casino Center - NOT THE CASINO!!!! So anyhow, this review is for the Valley View Casino Center, as it should be. Parking is $20 which is a joke. $20, are you kidding me??? Come on, I can see $5 or something but... More 

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Hesperia, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Difficult to get to concessions and restrooms. Difficult to get to vendor tables. Everything located at top of arena. Should have a middle section. Restroom toilets stopped flushing in one specific restroom. Concession stands were limited in selection. Very disappointed with this arena.

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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to watch preseason Laker game and was disappointed in just about every aspect! It's so old and dirty that I couldn't wait to leave! It wax built back in the late 80's and it shows! The ceiling looks like it's about to drop, the seats are vinyl and the floor is black from stains and dirt. It was warm... More 


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