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Have a question about your visit to XL Center? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

How early may we enter the XL Center prior to an event?

Arena Doors for all XL Center events open one (1) hour prior to event start time, unless otherwise noted on the show’s event calendar listing.

What items may I bring into the arena with me?

All guests will be subject to search of their person and/or possessions (including women's handbags of normal size which may be allowed entry after such search). Guests attending XL Center events are advised that bags, backpacks, luggage, coolers, parcels, briefcases and like articles will be strictly prohibited from the facility. Guests with prohibited articles will be turned away at the entrances to return items to their vehicle or dispose of the items. No storage or "check-in-area" will be provided.


Are cameras / recording devices permitted?

As a general rule, cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras and audio recording devices are prohibited in the XL Center. Please Visit our Building Policies page for a full description.

Is smoking permitted?

Guests are not allowed to smoke in the XL Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum or Exhibition Center. For Coliseum events, the outside Smoking Area is located behind Section 112, which may or may not be available per show.

Can we bring food and beverages with us into the XL Center?

The XL Center, through its authorized representative, has exclusivity over all food and beverages consumed throughout the XL Center. No outside food & beverage is permitted into the XL Center.

Can I bring my child’s stroller to the XL Center?

If necessary, guests may bring strollers to events in the Arena and Exhibition Center. Please note strollers must be checked at Guest Services before proceeding to your seats. You may not leave strollers in the walkways, gates or on the concourse. XL Center is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged strollers. Guest Services is located at the Main Entrance, near section 124.

Is there a Coat Check?

The XL Center does not provide an area to check coats.

Can I bring a sign into the arena with me?

Even though guests are welcome to bring signs into the building with them to show their support for their favorite team, player or entertainer, not all performers or teams permit signs in our building. Signs may not be derogatory in any manner and must not contain foul language. Signs must be handheld and cannot be mounted on a stick or pole and they cannot block the view of other guests. Any interference with the enjoyment of another guest's experience will result in the confiscation of the sign and/or possible ejection from the facility.


What are the Ticket Office Hours of Operation?

Monday – Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Sunwave Gas + Power Ticket Office will remain open evenings when an event is scheduled until 1 hour after the beginning of the event. TheTicket Office will open 4 hours prior to the event start time for weekend events.

Tickets can be easily purchased on-line at www.xlcenter.com. To charge by phone, call the Sunwave Gas + Power Ticket Office at 860-727-8010.

How may I purchase tickets for XL Center events?

Please note the Sunwave Gas & Power Ticket Office at the XL Center does not sell tickets on the first day that tickets are on sale for certain events. Please check the event calendar listing for details on a particular event.

The Sunwave Gas & Power Ticket Office at the XL Center is located in the XL Center Atrium outside the main entrance to the arena on Trumbull Street. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. For all ticket availability inquiries, please contact the Sunwave Gas & Power Ticket Office at 877-522-8499

Whom do I contact about Group Sales information?

For Group Sales information on events held at XL Center please call (860) 548-2000 to speak with a representative.

At what age does a child require a ticket?

All individuals two-years-old or older must possess a valid ticket for entry into the XL Center. Children under two-years-old are admitted free of charge for most events, as long as they sit on a lap. Please note specific events require children one-year-old or older to posses a ticket and will be noted on the show’s event calendar listing.

I have lost my tickets for an event. What happens now?

If you have lost your tickets or if they have been stolen before your event takes place, please return to your point of purchase for further assistance.

Does XL Center provide accommodations for the disabled?

Tickets for guests with disabilities, subject to availability, may be purchased over the phone by calling (860) 249-7528, any weekday during normal business hours, or at the Sunwave Gas + Power Office at the XL Center. 

My ticket is marked General Admission. Where do I sit?

General Admission ticketing means that you do not possess a reserved seat. Seating (or Arena Floor space) is obtained on a first come-first serve basis. We ask that you do not reserve General Admission seats for guests that are meeting you inside the Arena.

Can I refund or exchange tickets?

The XL Center has a no refund, no exchange policy on tickets for all events.

Does the XL Center have a Lost & Found?

If you lose an item while the event is still taking place, please report the incident to our Guest Relations Booth located behind section 124. Otherwise, please contact the Security Department at (860) 241-4280 if items were lost.

Where can I park for XL Center events?

There are several indoor and outdoor parking locations throughout the downtown area, all within walking distance to the arena. Please visit our “Directions” page for a detailed map of the various parking facilities. For additional information, including pricing, please visit www.hartfordparking.com

What hotels are within walking distance to the XL Center?

Hartford Hilton
315 Trumbull Street
1 (860) 728-5151

The Capitol Hotel
440 Asylum Street
(959) 888-3000

Red Lion Hotel
50 Morgan Street
(860) 549-2400

Marriott Residence Inn
942 Main Street
(860) 524-5550

For a complete listing of hotels, please visit www.hartford.com

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