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The XL Center, formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center, is a sports and convention complex. It was opened in 1975 and has been renovated several times over the past four decades. It houses an exhibition hall which is used for trade shows, conventions, banquets, craft shows, meetings and other events. It has held many notable well-known artists like Van Halen, U2, Luciano Pavarotti, Madonna, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and more. The XL Center also hosts some UConn men's and women's basketball games, and is also home to the Connecticut Whale professional women's hockey team.
Chase Family Arena is a popular sports venue nestled in the campus of University of Hartford. The stadium was built in 1990 and was dedicated to Chase family for their valuable contributions to the university. This multi-purpose arena is home to the university's basketball teams of men and women and regularly hosts the matches of the same. The spacious venue is well designed and can accommodate more than 4000 spectators at a time.
This large stadium is primarily the home field of the UConn's football team. If you come to a football game during the Fall, be prepared for an onslaught of blue and white colors. During the rest of the year there are other events are held here, including International Champions Soccer, benefit walks and live music concerts. Additionally, the facility allows visitors to tailgate for a football game, but the University does not allow charcoal fires or bulk alcohol.