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XL Center

225 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103-1507
+1 860-249-6333
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Great place to enjoy a show.

The XL Center in Hartford I find to be a very enjoyable coliseum if you will for both the visual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MICHAEL T
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Hartford, Connecticut
TSO Concert

It's a huge place, but we enjoyed the convenience of staying at the hotel next door which was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tina V
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
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225 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103-1507
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+1 860-249-6333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The XL Center in Hartford I find to be a very enjoyable coliseum if you will for both the visual and audible experience you expect when spending your money to enjoy a show.

Thank MICHAEL T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a huge place, but we enjoyed the convenience of staying at the hotel next door which was connected to the venue. It was December and the weather wasn't nice, so that was appreciated. There seemed to be some confusion once we got to the...More

Thank Tina V
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 23 May 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 20 May 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 18 May 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 16 May 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 10 May 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 8 May 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
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213MAS-1954
18 February 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
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Frank R
9 September 2016|
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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.
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Verica S
3 September 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.
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