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The XL Center is the full-time home of the Hartford Wolf Pack AHL hockey group and low maintenance home of the University of Connecticut people's b-ball groups and the Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey group. Beginning in the late 1990s, the UConn men moved the greater part of their critical diversions—including the main part of their Big East Conference recreations—to the Coliseum. Amid the 2011– 2012 season, for example, they played 11 home recreations at the Coliseum and just eight at their on-grounds office, Gampel Pavilion. This training proceeded when the Huskies joined the American Athletic Conference, successor to the first Big East, in 2013. The Uconn Men's Hockey group utilizes the XL Center as its essential home as the most current individual from Hockey East. 

It was the home of the New England/Hartford Whalers of the WHA and NHL from 1975 to 1978 and 1980 to 1997, and the Hartford Hellions of the MISL from 1980 to 1981, and the New England Blizzard of the ABL from 1996 to 1998, and facilitated infrequent Boston Celtics home diversions from 1975 to 1995. It was the home of the Connecticut Coyotes and later the New England Sea Wolves of the Arena Football League. The field seats 15,635 for ice hockey and 16,294 for ball, 16,606 for middle of everyone's attention shows, 16,282 for end-organize shows, and 8,239 for ¾-end arrange shows, and contains 46 extravagance suites and a 310-situate Coliseum Club, in addition to 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) of field floor space, empowering it to be utilized for public expos and traditions notwithstanding shows, bazaars, ice appears, donning occasions and different occasions. The graduation functions of Central Connecticut State University and other neighborhood schools are likewise held every year at the XL Center. 

As initially inherent 1975, it seats 10,507 for hockey, and filled in as the home of the then– New England Whalers for a long time. In the early morning of January 18, 1978, only hours after the University of Connecticut Men's Basketball group vanquished the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the heaviness of snow from the day's overwhelming snowstorm and a broken rooftop configuration made the Civic Center rooftop collapse.[10] There were no wounds. The building was vigorously remodeled and re-opened January 17, 1980. The Arena facilitated the Hartford Whalers from January 11, 1980 to April 13, 1997. Presently the group migrated to Raleigh to end up the Carolina Hurricanes. In 1994, new proprietor Peter Karmanos obtained the group and promised to keep the Whalers in Connecticut until 1998, except if they couldn't offer more than 11,000 season tickets. After fizzled transactions to manufacture another downtown field for the Whalers with then-Governor John G. Rowland, on March 25, 1997, Karmanos declared that the group would take off. The New York Rangers, hoping to benefit from Hartford as a potential market, put its homestead group there to wind up the Hartford Wolf Pack beginning in 1997. After a short spell as the Connecticut Whale, they returned to the Wolf Pack moniker in 2013. Remodels were finished in October 2014, which is set to serve the field until its fiftieth birthday celebration.