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XL Center (Hartford Civic Center) Tickets and Seating Charts - Hartford, CT

Jun 9
Sunday, June 9
Sun • 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
XL Center
Hartford, CT
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Sep 14
Saturday, September 14
Sat • 12:30 PM
12:30 PM
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Sep 14
Saturday, September 14
Sat • 7:30 PM
7:30 PM
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Sep 15
Sunday, September 15
Sun • 2:30 PM
2:30 PM
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Oct 23
Wednesday, October 23
Wed • 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
XL Center
Hartford, CT
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XL Center Seating Charts

XL Center - Chris Tomlin Seating Map

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XL Center - Feid Seating Map

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XL Center - Monster Jam 2024 Seating Map

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Buy Tickets to XL Center

Tickets to XL Center events are available now at Event Tickets Center! Oftentimes, XL Center shows are difficult to come by. But, Event Tickets Center has a variety of tickets available for the next several events at the venue. Prices start at $35, but can range all the way up to $1527. So, you need to act fast before ticket prices rise. If you are on the fence about going to see a XL Center event, we have conveniently laid out some of the most important information about the venue. Check out insider information about parking, concessions, seating, rideshare, public transportation, bag policy, amenities, and more! Find the event you want to attend in the event list above, so you can purchase your tickets to go see your next XL Center event live!

About XL Center

Located in Hartford, Connecticut, XL Center is an arena that first opened its doors in 1975. Currently, it’s under the ownership of the City of Hartford.

XL Center Seating

XL Center has a total capacity of 16,294. However, this number can vary for events with unique venue configurations. Also known as , it is an enclosed venue with - playing surface.

Before the venue was named XL Center, it was also known as the Hartford Civic Center.

Teams and Events at XL Center

XL Center is the home to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) and the UConn Huskies (NCAA). The venue serves as the stage for basketball, hockey and concert events, along with the ability to host many other functions.

Getting into XL Center

Want to ensure a smooth entry to XL Center? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.

Security at XL Center

Security at XL Center is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that XL Center has a strict bag policy.

XL Center Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

The XL Center is committed to providing attendees with a safe and secure environment. To ensure this, they have implemented a strict bag policy.

Key Points:

  • Thorough Searches: All guests may be subjected to a search of their person and belongings.
  • Prohibited Items: Bags, backpacks, luggage, coolers, parcels, briefcases, and similar items are strictly prohibited.
  • Women's Handbags: Standard-sized handbags may be permitted after a thorough inspection.
  • No Storage for Prohibited Items: Prohibited items will not be allowed into the arena, and no storage or check area is available.
  • All Items Subject to Inspection: All items brought into the arena are subject to inspection.
Prohibited Items List (Non-Exhaustive):
  • Weapons
  • Pets (excluding service animals)
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Balloons
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs, or illegal substances
  • Laptop computers, tablets/iPads
  • Professional cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, audio/video equipment
  • Skateboards, Heelys, hoverboards, roller blades, scooters, or bicycles
  • Drones
  • Sticks or poles of any size
  • Selfie sticks, monopods, and tripods
  • Umbrellas of any kind, including golf umbrellas
  • Laser pointers or similar items
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Large banners or signs attached to sticks or poles
  • Inappropriate attire or signage, including full facial coverings such as masks
  • Any item considered potentially dangerous or distracting by arena management, team, or show production.

What to Bring to XL Center

When you come to an event at XL Center, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.

Is XL Center ADA Accessible?

XL Center is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, XL Center has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.

XL Center Experience

Your experience at XL Center extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.

Food and Beverage at XL Center

Plenty of concessions are available at XL Center. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer and mixed drinks.

Payment Methods Accepted at XL Center

XL Center primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although XL Center accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.

Are There Phone Charging Stations at XL Center?

Yes, XL Center is equipped with phone charging stations throughout. They are usually located in the concourse. However, it’s important to note that these charging stations may require a small fee, so we suggest fully charging your device before arriving at the venue.

Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.

How to Get to XL Center

XL Center is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut, 06103. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.

XL Center Parking Details

XL Center has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for XL Center visitors. They are 100 Pearl Street Gallery Parking, City Place Garage, Hartford 21 Garage, Pratt St Lot and 777 Main Garage (Propark).

How Early Should I Get to XL Center?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.

If you plan on tailgating, we recommend getting to XL Center even earlier, so you can enjoy the full pregame experience!

Can You Tailgate at XL Center?

XL Center permits tailgating. However, the regulations concerning open flames, grills, and open containers can differ depending on local laws. Specific events may also have different rules, so reviewing the venue's particular guidelines is always wise when planning your tailgate. Remember that the goal is to create an enjoyable and safe environment for all event attendees.

Rideshare Drop-off and Pickup Location

At XL Center, there are specific pick-up locations for rideshare users. You’ll find the designated pick-up spots at the curb outside the Center, at 1 Civic Center Plaza. Using rideshare to attend an event is a great option because it eliminates the stress of finding parking, which can often be scarce and expensive. Additionally, ridesharing promotes safety by providing reliable transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol during your visit.

Closest Bus Stop to XL Center

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Church St & Trumbull St or Ann St & Church St. This bus station is located 335 ft from the venue.

Closest Train Stop to XL Center

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Hartford Union Station, a 5-minute walk from the Center. This station is located 0.4 mi from the venue. One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.

XL Center Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from XL Center, a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.

Nearby Restaurants to XL Center

XL Center is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: Max Downtown, Trumbull Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar and Agave Grill.

The XL Center (Hartford Civic Center) is in Hartford, Connecticut, and has hosted many great events since opening in 1890. All in all, the XL Center is one of the top venues in the entire state. This has been the case for many years, and it is safe to say that the XL Center is not going anywhere in the near future.

The University of Connecticut basketball teams currently use the XL Center for home games. Additionally, the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL also use the venue on a regular basis. In the past, many other teams have played home games at the XL Center as well. Just a few of them include the Connecticut Coyotes of the AFL, the New England Blizzard of the ABL, and the Hartford Whalers of the NHL.

The seating capacity of the XL Center is 16,294 for basketball and 15,635 for hockey. As you can see, this is not one of the larger venues in the country. In fact, its small size had a lot to do with the Hartford Whalers of the NHL moving from the city. But despite its smaller seating capacity, the XL Center is a great place to watch a game unfold.

FAQs about XL Center

What time do doors open at the XL Center?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at the XL Center. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.

Are VIP Packages or Accessible Seating offered at the XL Center?

XL Center VIP seating packages and accessible seating section locations may vary per event. Please click the seating chart below or contact our customer service department to discuss options for accessible seating or VIP package purchases.

Facts about XL Center



Past Names/Nicknames:

Hartford Civic Center

Date Opened:

January 9, 1975

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
Feid Jun 9, 2024 From $63 2,353
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Sep 14, 2024 From $50 2,986
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Sep 14, 2024 From $49 2,763
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Sep 15, 2024 From $60 3,103
Chris Tomlin Oct 23, 2024 From $35 3,352