Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, Abbotsford

3.6
The Abbotsford Centre is a production oriented multi-purpose entertainment venue, managed by Spectra. The 8,500 seat venue built for entertainment hosts a myriad of events including concerts, sporting events, theatre, ice skating and family shows. The venue is conveniently situated off hwy 1 and is approximately 65 kilometres east of Vancouver, British Columbia.
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  • We just attended another concert at the Abby entertainment center and once again it lived up to expectation. Loads of parking next door at the university, Highway 1 just a few blocks away for easy com...  more »
  • First time at this center Lots of parking.five on site but lots of free spots if you get there early. I had no problem with e tickets that I printed at home.everyone on floor was standing but us in th...  more »
  • This is a fabulous complex! There are concerts, wrestling, bull riding, basketball events from all around the world. Bank machines, restaurants around the building, lots of parking (unfortunately pay ...  more »
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  • No traffic control around the area. Took me 40 minutes from four blocks away and had to park SO FAR. Nobody knew where to go complete gridlock. This was at Jerry Seinfeld. Also NO BEER OUT OF ALL FOOD except fries!! Terrible experience. Facility could be run much better.
  • I recommend Abbotsford centre work on their sound equipment for rock concerts. The vocal microphones you can't hear the singers voice. Is this the band's responsibility? The quality of the sound recently was horrendous and not understandable. I only knew the words because I knew the songs so well in my mind. The lighting was so terrible we could barely see the faces of the band it was so bright. I find the crowds at this venue is have terrible negative energy for rock concerts. People treat it like an opera. Shut up and don't dance. It's a concert though right? Well if you sing and dance expect to be assaulted by the people standing around you if you decide to sing along and dance. I've never had issues ag venues in Vancouver with the crowds. Only at this venue. People are aggressive, rude, violent and mean Again, not the venues fault but just a poor location of rock concerts with people not accepting. I think Abbotsford centre is a family arena better suited for hockey games. The punk rock audience are outcasts here and the crowd will use aggressive behaviour against super fans of the bands. I've never felt welcome or united at this venue. I suggest they consider what acts would be suited better for the venue. The lines for food/drinks are long. They've improved in recent months but still not efficient. Overall it's always a negative disappointing experience.
  • Parking lot nightmare! My 1-star rating basically comes down to the fact that it took us nearly 45 minutes to get out of the UFV4 parking lot after a concert! They need somebody to direct traffic and co-ordinate these mass exoduses. If possible, do not park there. As for the venue, the concert was great. The beverage and food options are pretty weak though. There is definitely room for improvement here.
  • Best venue in town for concerts or sporting events. Nearest free parking is the park-and-ride by the highway. No bad seats. Wish the Canuck‚Äôs farm team played here, then I would actually go here a lot more. As it is, the occasional concert is its main use.
  • Great venue. Good options on parking. Can get a little crazy traffic-wise getting to and from the venue if going to a major event, so just plan accordingly.

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