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“Container Issues” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Berglund Center

Berglund Center
Ranked #22 of 68 things to do in Roanoke
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Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular Broadway shows as well as big name music concerts.
Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Container Issues”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of those more frequent places with a bag check to force you to buy food and water inside the facilty.

Visited June 2014
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McCormick, SC
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313 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“A Civic Center and excellent theater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This complex is a coliseum adjacent to a large theater auditorium. I was here for a large high school graduation but happened to see the schedule of up coming events. It was loaded. Something going on all the time heer. It's a vey nice venue.

Visited May 2014
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Staunton, Virginia
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Efficiency and information poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Recently went to Alison Krause and Willie Nelson concert. Was not informed when bought online tickets parking passes required. Went to center however could not pay for parking and was instructed to go back downtown to park and catch shuttle. Arrived at center very few employees around to help with where the will call windows located, etc. went back to gate 1 out of sun to await entry. No one allowed in until 6 pm and two employees at this gate to search folks and take tickets. Needless to say not good and drink lines were long. After concert there was a huge line to return to parking with one employee filling one bus at a time! This was ridiculous for hundreds awaiting buses. Lack of efficiency due to lack of employees was ridiculous. This was two trips in one, first and last to Roanoke Civic center. They should take some tips on how to move crowds from our friends at Disney

Visited May 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Has some good events, But sadly needs a lot of work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

The main building has seen its years of use and abuse and is starting to show it, from the small stadium style seating to the obligatory sticky concrete floors coated with years of cotton candy and soda. And the horribly designed bathrooms that have massive lines to use due to poor design.
I think Roanoke needs to look into a remodel of the old beast and give it a facelift!

Visited November 2013
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Welcome, Maryland
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161 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Justin Moore concert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

We went to the civic center to see Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. The singers were great. The civic center is small and easy to get in and out. The parking is free which was very nice. The only negative was the line for beer was VERY long. There were only two lines in the whole place for a $5 draft beer. That could have been done differently and made the process a lot smoother.

Visited April 2014
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