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XL Center

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Address: 225 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103-1507
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+1 860-249-6333
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The XL Center is a good place for sports games. I've been here for hockey and basketball games and have always enjoyed it. Be warned that food and beverage prices are on par... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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260 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The XL Center is a good place for sports games. I've been here for hockey and basketball games and have always enjoyed it. Be warned that food and beverage prices are on par with expectations: I paid $5 for a bottle of water.

Thank dustythoughts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad seat in the house. Most events are priced reasonable. Their concessions are better than normal and reasonable.

Thank Deb A
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I was there to seeTrans Siberian Orchestra. To get in was very fast and efficient. I enjoyed the show.

Thank sylvie b
Nashua, New Hampshire
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

When the event is big and meaningful you have to buy in big! This was the facility used to host the Belong Tour (formerly WOF). This year the number of attendees was down so the place seemed calmer. For example, entering through security did not seem filled with tension ( as I've seen in the past). The employees we crossed... More 

Thank Kim M
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Narrowest hallways of any venue I've been to and incredible lines for the restrooms. The new bar area is nice and they stepped up their game with food and beverage choices, but it's still one of the most uncomfortable venues to see a game or a show.

Thank Tim B
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166 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The XL Center is typical of many small civic centers built in the 1970s. It is ugly, concrete, and has exposed mechanical systems. It is clear that little to no effort has been made to upgrade the venue. It might be ok for a sporting event but I would rather drive to Mohegan Sun or TD Garden for a concert.

Thank kmmcq
New Jersey
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148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

It looks a little dated on the inside, but still a great place to catch a Wolfpack game. Not a bad seat in the house and ticket prices are fair. Lots of history too. You can just picture the Whaler games from the old days happening there. Good energy. Even with a small crowd, it gets pretty loud when a... More 

Thank crazyhorse30
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Was a great gymnastics experience, seat were a little far back from the actual floor but all-in-all was a great place to hold the Secrets Classic. Everyone was extremely friendly & helpful as we had never visited this convention center. Excellent Experience

Thank jhollingsworth11
london uk
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Strange as it may seem, don't be deceived by the fact that you can see a green building called xl from the highway...it's not the xl centre! Add about 10 minutes walk to find the real one of you are going to a show or perfirmance or else you will be late Average stadium, some seats get scenery lighting in... More 

Thank kimarrarn
North of Boston
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353 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Here for a sports event. Clean space. Good accommodations for athletes. Food was ok. Service great. Recommend middle side seats for best view.

Thank votenochains

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