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The Lakeland Center

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Address: 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815-4534
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+1 863-834-8100
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
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A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts,...

A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts, shows and a Broadway and Entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity.The Lakeland Center is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The Lakeland Center is the only multipurpose facility in the sate of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,300 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square feet Conference Center.

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Great place for an Expo!

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is held here annually, and it's a perfect location for an event of this size. Lots of room to roam, and the temperature (which is usually... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo is held here annually, and it's a perfect location for an event of this size. Lots of room to roam, and the temperature (which is usually hit-and-miss at these kinds of things) was well-regulated. My only complaints: the price of the concession foods & beverages, and the parking fees....$8 to $10 per day to... More 

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Thank SewManyDolls
Collinsville, Illinois
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73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the Center does an outstanding job of organizing speakers, classrooms and vendors for easy access to all areas. Plenty of staff on hand to help direct attendees. Clean restrooms and convenient snack bar.

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Dixon, IL
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228 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing The Chieftains perform in Youkey Theatre. The lighting & sound crews did a great job. The ushers were most helpful. The restrooms were well-maintained. The parking lot staff was most helpful and friendly.

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Seminole, Florida
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180 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were attending State Championship games for boy's basketball. The signage inside for the different events could have been a little better but there were lots of staff to direct us. I didn't understand the fierce enforcement of no re-entry on the same day. Some people may have wanted to go out for lunch or even to their car and... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We saw Mannheim Steamroller in December and really enjoyed show. The theatre was very comfortable. The parking was a little tight so should get to performance early. All the seats seem good and the acoustics are good. The staff were all helpful and knowledgeable.

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Central Florida, Florida
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

got tickets to go to arena Soccer match, and while the Music was so loud that you had trouble hearing the match,. the Facility has really turned into a nice little place. the "jumbo tron" needs to be updated, but otherwise, the facility and the staff are usually very good.

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Henrietta, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went to see Let It Be at the center and the show was fabulous and the acoustics were great. The seating was comfortable and it was easy to see the performance.

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Thank momma225
Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lakeland Center provides entertainment to please everyone. Sports, ice shows, car shows, theatre shows, etc. There's always something happening at the Lakeland Center.

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Thank padimbath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wish they got more performances that I wanted to see, since it's nice that it is so close & easy to get in & out of. I think parking is too high for a small venue - you expect it from a top venue with top shows.

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toronto
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I recently attended a convention at the Lakeland Centre. A 3 day affair that involved A/V. hospitality and a concert venue. All aspects of this centre are dovetailed very efficiently and all staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. The centre is quite modern and comfortable and not too large so as to be difficult to navigate. It is a... More 

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