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XL Center

1 Civic Center, Plaza Hartford, CT 06103


About The XL Center

Quick Facts
Year Opened 1976
Capacity

Basketball: 16,294

Hockey: 8,089

and the UConn Women's Basketball program since 1980. The UConn Men's Ice Hockey program made The arena, formerly the Hartford Civic Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Exhibition Center, opened on January 9, 1975.

Northland AEG announced an agreement with XL Insurance renaming the Hartford Civic Center to the XL Center, in December of 2007. Under the terms of the multi-year, seven figure agreement, XL Insurance received exclusive naming rights to one of Connecticut's largest indoor sports and entertainment facility. Changes included logo updates on both basketball and hockey playing surfaces, tickets, uniforms, arena signage, and atrium graphics.

XL Insurance has a long history in Hartford and maintains its office in the city as a strategically central location in the Northeast to conduct worldwide business and access a talented, educated workforce.

In addition to regular season UConn Basketball, the facility has hosted a number of post-season basketball tournaments. The 16,294-seat arena also entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows, and is home to the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League (AHL). The venue has played host to an extraordinary roster of world-renowned artists, including Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Drake, and many others. The XL Center will continue to be the center of sports and entertainment for Hartford for years to come.

Directions

From Bradley International Airport: The XL Center is approximately 15 minutes driving time from the airport. Head Northwest on CT-20 West toward CT-75. Take the CT-75 exit toward Poquonock/Suffield. Turn left on CT-75 South. Turn right to merge onto CT-20 East towards Route I-91 for Springfield/Hartford. Take the exit onto I-91 South toward Hartford. Take exit 32A-32B for Trumbull Street.

From Campus (Storrs, CT): The XL Center is approximately 30 minutes driving time from the UConn Storrs Campus. Head North on Route 195 for approx. 8 miles. Take a right onto the I- 84 West ramp towards Springfield/Hartford. Take Exit 50 to merge onto US-44 West/Morgan C D Street towards I-91 South/Main Street. After three stoplights, take a left onto Trumbull Street. The XL Center will be on your right. 

From Boston: The XL Center is approximately 1.5 hours driving time from Boston. From the Mass Pike, take I-84 West to Exit 50. Take Exit 50 to merge onto US-44 West/Morgan Street towards I-91 South/Main Street. After three stoplights, take a left onto Trumbull Street. The XL Center will be on your right.

From Providence: The XL Center is approximately 1.5 hours from Providence. From Route 295 take Exit 5-6, following the sings to Hartford. Take Route 6 West to Route 101 West to Route 44 West. Take a right onto Route 195 North. Head North on Route 195 for approx. 7 miles. Take a right onto the I-84 West ramp towards Springfield/Hartford. Take Exit 50 to merge onto US-44 West/Morgan Street the XL Center their home arena in 2014. Facility Info towards I-91 South/Main Street. After three stoplights, take a left onto Trumbull Street. The XL Center will be on your right.

From New York: The XL Center is approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours from New York. Take I- 95 North to I-91 North. Take exit 32A-32B for Trumbull Street.

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