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XL Center Facts

Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, the XL Center is Connecticut's premier sports & entertainment facility. The XL Center hosts hundreds of events each year including UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Hartford Wolf Pack Hockey, Concerts, Family Shows, special events, exhibition & trade shows and UConn Men's hockey.



In 2011, the XL Center completed one of its most successful years in the venue’s long and storied history. For the first time in 10 years, the XL Center was ranked on Pollstar’s prestigious Top 200 Worldwide Venue list. Pollstar, the leading publication within the entertainment and concert industry, complied rankings based on concert and show ticket sales for the 2011 calendar year.

The XL Center was ranked 70th out of 200 venues worldwide and 35th out of 50 in the United States. The XL Center sold 178,336 tickets to concert and entertainment shows—more than several renowned venues in the Northeast and throughout the world.

XL Center Facts

  • Host nearly one million patrons annually
  • Host to the four-time National Champion UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team & eleven-time National Champion Women’s Basketball team
  • Host to UConn Hockey beginning in 2014 as a member of Hockey East Conference
  • Home of the Hartford Wolf Pack, the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers