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The Lakeland Center

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Address: 701 W Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815-4534
Phone Number: +1 863-834-8100
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30

A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts,...

A beautiful facility offering a full variety of sporting events, concerts, shows and a Broadway and Entertainment series. Hours vary according to activity.The Lakeland Center is Central Florida’s premier entertainment, sports and convention complex with over 100,000 square feet of flexible space. The Lakeland Center is the only multipurpose facility in the sate of Florida with four distinct venues under one roof. These venues include the 10,000 seat George Jenkins Arena, the 2,300 seat Youkey Theatre, 28,000 square feet Exhibit Hall, and the 34,000 square feet Conference Center.

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Good venue

About 10 years ago when I was doing competitive cheerleading, we had a competition at The Lakeland Center. When I returned earlier this year with my parents to see The Tenderloins... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there with the Frankie Avalon show, the people - staff were great! Very nice area with access to restaurants , hotels.

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I attended the Mannheim Steamroller concert tonight. It was wonderful! The auditorium had great acoustics, the seats were comfortable and every seat had a great view. The video graphics were awesome! This center also houses a gymnasium for sporting events. There is plenty of parking, which you do have to pay. They have many top notch acts... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

About 10 years ago when I was doing competitive cheerleading, we had a competition at The Lakeland Center. When I returned earlier this year with my parents to see The Tenderloins (Impractical Jokers), the show was in a theater separate from the larger "conference"-type space where the competition was held. Seats were old, but it's an older place! It wasn't... More 

Thank knfowler
Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Venues need updating many chairs worn and out of shape check the cobwebs hanging from corners of the ceiling bring your fur coat as this place is frigid even for the most heartiest of people

Thank cruisingbk
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Been here many times for several different events, concerts, seen Larry the cable guy, and several concerts of the country legends.. always reasonably priced and great seating even when not close to stage

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This events venue is centrally located in Lakeland and offers easy access plenty of parking comfortable seating and all seats have a good view of the stage. Venue is perfect for all types of events parties ceremonies etc. it's also next to a Hyatt hotel for rooms and related services. Enjoy.

Thank Don L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

the center was open for skating my grand daughter love this and it was a great way to pass a really hot day, skates furnished .

Thank Charline E
Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

facility is clean and nice, only issue is parking, pay $8.00 and still have to walk a ways,. some days it's easier and closer to park downtown.

Thank Patrick T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Lakeland Center on several occasions. The center is easy to get around and marked well. The down side is the high fee for parking and there is no easy off site parking option.

Thank sjrev
Casselberry, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great venue...I like that that stage is out and not as recessed as some theatres. Plenty of seating gives great stage views...I was surprised at how well I could see from the second section back and off to the side. It is easy to get to and to get in and out. I believe the price for the event I... More 

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