The Goodwin provides fantastic boutique lodgings in downtown Hartford within convenient reach of one of the area’s premier event venues: the XL Center.
From sports to concerts to expos, the XL Center calendar always comes packed with good stuff. Let’s run down some of the 2018 highlights coming down the pike at this standout arena!
Hartford Wolf Pack Home Games
Hartford’s very own ice-hockey team hosts its rivals on the rough-and-tumble rink of the XL Center. It’s always thrilling to watch ice hockey in the flesh, and with accommodations at the Goodwin you couldn’t be better set up for spectating.
Upcoming home games see the Wolf Pack taking on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on April 7th, the Springfield Thunderbirds on April 8th, and the Binghampton Devils on April 13th.
From April 6th through the 8th, the XL Center puts on the Hartford Connecticut Spring Home Show, one of the biggest home-improvement and home-decorating expos in New England. Pick up expert insights and connect with topnotch professionals to realize those home-design dreams of yours…
Merely a week past Wrestlmania, WWE Raw hits up the XL Center at 7:30 PM on April 16th with a star-studded roster: Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, Matt Hardy, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and more.
On just about the opposite end of the spectrum from WWE Raw, you can watch some of the megastars of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, fresh off their strong performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, show off their moves on XL Center ice on April 22nd!
Among the Stars on Ice will be the Shibutani siblings, Nathan Chen, Bradie Tennell, Adam Rippon, and Mirai Nagasu (who landed the first successful triple axel for an American woman at the Games), plus ice dancers and former medalists.
2018 Concerts at the XL Center
Some genuine music legends are taking the stage at the XL Center in 2018. On May 21st, for instance, you’ve got the headbanging double-header of Journey and Def Leppard. There’ll also be a historic Elton John show on September 19th: part of the pop star’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which he’s said will be his final one. The Eagles bring their 2018 North American Tour to the arena on October 6th, meanwhile, followed up on October 10th by Maroon 5 and their Red Pill Blues World Tour.
From ice hockey and figure skating to amped-up rock-and-roll, come enjoy unbeatable access to the XL Center’s 2018 happenings with a stay at the Goodwin!