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XL Center

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225 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103-1507
+1 860-249-6333
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Old venue

Overall the XL Center is very average. It offers a typical unoriginal experience you'd expect from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Large venue for shows.

Have been to many shows and concerts here. Expensive in every way from the tickets to parking to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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225 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103-1507
+1 860-249-6333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the XL Center is very average. It offers a typical unoriginal experience you'd expect from an indoor venue of this size. Repairs and renovations are definitely overdue because parts of the arena looks very run-down, including some malfunctioning escalators. The environment during a UConn...More

Thank mustangs1415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to many shows and concerts here. Expensive in every way from the tickets to parking to food and drink. Lines are long for everything. We usually get aisle seats for easy in and out but you're also getting up all the time to...More

Thank lexie1277
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I have been going to concerts, shows, and circuses in this center ever since it opened in the '60's. It is a great place to see sporting events as well. I like it because it is not a huge place but rather a nice size...More

Thank dede48
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Don't even bring your own water even if it's for medical REASON they FORCE you to bring their expensive $5 WATER SHAME ON THEM...the place is nice but to FORCE YOU TO DISPOSE of your water is a SHAME...

Thank Toni T
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Was a great time. Was very clean and well organized. Parking was easy and traffic was not bad. We had great seats and saw everything. Big tv to view speakers and great sound.

Thank Lesley a
Reviewed May 16, 2017

2017 event ticket price was listed as $75, by the time they tacked on $4 PER ticket fee for who knows what, an $11+ "Convenience Fee" (for ordering them online = saving them from paying an employee) & then a $2.50 - $3.00 charge for...More

Thank Hemigirl1
Reviewed May 9, 2017

went to see one of the last circus shows. hugh center, good parking, & cleared out quickly after. plenty of rest rooms easily, & conveniently located.plenty of security, i'd attend any event here.

Thank gwennc728
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We went for one of the final shows of the "Greatest Show on Earth", unfortunately, it no longer is. It was a good show, lots of different acts. Some clowns, one dog act, one tiger act, one bike act, one high wire acts, no trapeze...More

Thank Seamoor7
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Very recently saw greatest show on earth here, it was a great show, the kids loved it, but this isn't a review of that. The venue, The XL Center was average at best. There were seating issues, with some seats having been "shaved off" (according...More

1  Thank giaabruzzi
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Hartford XL center disgusted me. The Ringling Bros circus was here and we came from Ny to see it. First the circus is not the same , buyer beware. Second this terrible arena had the souvenirs at rip off prices. Thirdly and most important at...More

Thank peter p
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February 17, 2017|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
Best parking for ease of access is at the XL Center itself. Use the Asylum St Entrance to XL. Take 32B (Trumbull St.) off 91S. Follow Trumbull and take the first right after the XL Center (which will be on your right... More
Frank R
September 8, 2016|
Response from TheSecretVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I could be wrong, but I don't think Metro North runs through Hartford. I believe it runs to New Haven, and it's about a 45-minute drive from there to Hartford on 91.
Verica S
September 2, 2016|
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Response from Gershep | Reviewed this property |
There really is a lot of places to park. Go on the XL website and there will be a list of parking places. The further away you park the cheaper it is.