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Cumberland County Civic Center

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Address: 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME
Phone Number:
+1 207-775-3481
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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A great small arena

We enjoyed a Portland Pirates hockey game here and enjoyed it. A small arena that seems to have great viewing from everywhere. The usual concession areas with a selection of fast... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 17, 2016
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Bangor, Maine
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307 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The concert was amazing. The parking was easy, at a near by parking garage. Short walk to an easy access entrance. Sold out, crowded but very organized. Very helpful staff that assisted with directions to our seats which were comfortable. Extremely clean bathrooms. Food court is clean with a variety of offerings. Overall was a very good experience and a... More 

Thank Lo3rn
Gorham, Maine
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101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Center, is a spacious venue home to the Portland Pirates Professional Hockey Team. Its use is eclectic in that it sponsors various events such as concerts, Ice Capades, and basketball shows. Parking is via garages located near the building. The Cross Center is used extensively during the entire year. Cost of... More 

Thank tim3oleary47
Bristol, Maine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

civic center portland maine- several exits to main streets of portland, clean building. I was there with friends for a convention the building was to my surprise larger then I would of guessed by looking at it, it held 5,600 some odd people and did not feel overcrowded at all.

Thank shrolee
Biddeford, Maine
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Have enjoyed many shows here throughout the years. Everything from WWE to Alan Jackson. Always have a great time, venders are very nice and offer many choices. Things can get expensive with kids so you should take that into consideration when planning to attend and event.

Thank claverriere
Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

This place was big, but not too big. It seems you would have a good view even from the seats farthest away. Acoustics were excellent (which isn't always the case with a large venue). Restrooms were clean, plenty of toilets available and never a wait (even for the ladies room), food areas were clean. We'd see a show here again.

Thank Jeanne M
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425 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We enjoyed a Portland Pirates hockey game here and enjoyed it. A small arena that seems to have great viewing from everywhere. The usual concession areas with a selection of fast food style options. Plenty of parking around the building plus lots of choices if looking for food or drinks.

Thank JDTravelCanada
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

Overall, it was just an average experience. The sound isn't very good, so the drunk women behind us managed to drown out the show and we missed parts of it. The seats are uncomfortable, and there's no drink holder. Not worth the price of admission.

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Tremont, Maine
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were there for the WWE event. It was a great time! The staff was helpful, although it got a little cold!

Thank TraciP
Harrington, Maine, United States
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Always clean and a lot of fun has been had going to this place for a variety of different events that I have been to with my friends.

Thank Katie C
Sherwood, Arkansas
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172 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Come on how can you not visit the place Elvis Presley would have played the day he died? Just knowing they still have a stash of tickets from his 1977 concert inside wows me! How can you pass up the Portland Pirates? It's hockey! The greatest game ever! The food is outstanding! Season tickets behind the players box! Cheering your... More 

Thank DearJuddNelson

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