Facilities

The Lakeland Center

701 W Lime St., Lakeland

Arena, Theater, Meeting Halls, Exhibit Hall and Convention Center

Basketball & Volleyball

# of Courts: 1
Seating: 7137
Parking: YES
Concessions Stand(s): YES
Restrooms: YES
Wireless Internet Available: YES
Playground(s): NO
Other: Can be converted into an ice arena. Provides locker rooms, first aid station, and press box

Meeting Halls

Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom, Lake Parker Room, Lake Morton Room, Lake Hunter Room

  • The Halls total 33,477.7 square feet
  • Seating capacity: 2,705
  • Average ceiling height: 12’ (Lake Hunter Room has a ceiling height of 20’4”)
  • On-site catering
  • All rooms are equipped with outlets, telephone hookups and audio/visual equipment

The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida

Current & Upcoming Events

Gasparilla Invitational

Friday, October 20, 2017 — Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gasparilla Invitational in Lakeland on October 20-22

FHSAA Girls State Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 — Sunday, March 4, 2018

FHSAA Girls State Basketball Finals in Lakeland on February 27 - March 4

FHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — Sunday, March 11, 2018

FHSAA Boys State Basketball Finals in Lakeland on March 6-11

Lakeland VW Classic

Friday, March 16, 2018 — Monday, March 18, 2019

Lakeland VW Classic in Lakeland on March 16-18

State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — Thursday, March 29, 2018

State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in Lakeland on March 27-29

XCEL State Championships

Friday, April 6, 2018 — Sunday, April 8, 2018

XCEL State Championships in Lakeland on April 6-8

Past Events

SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Competitions

Sunday, April 23, 2017 — Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Competitions in Lakeland and Winter Haven on April 23-26, 2017

63rd Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention

Friday, March 24, 2017 — Saturday, March 25, 2017

63rd Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention in Lakeland on March 24-25

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic

Friday, January 20, 2017 — Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic on January 20-21

Gulfcoast Cheer Classic

Saturday, October 29, 2016 — Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gulfcoast Cheer Classic in Lakeland on October 29-30

Polk County All Sports Awards

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

2016 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

Florida Festival of Flavor & Fire

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — Sunday, June 12, 2016

Florida Festival of Flavor & Fire in Lakeland on June 11-12, 2016

Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention

Friday, May 27, 2016 — Saturday, May 28, 2016

Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention in Lakeland on May 27-28, 2016

ACO Florida Major

Friday, October 9, 2015 — Sunday, October 11, 2015

ACO Florida Major in Lakeland on October 9-11

61st Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention

Friday, May 22, 2015 — Sunday, May 24, 2015

61st Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention in Lakeland on May 22-24

SkillsUSA Florida

Sunday, April 26, 2015 — Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SkillsUSA Florida Conference and Competition will be held at The Lakeland Center and various other locations throughout Polk County, April 26-29.

60th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — Thursday, April 2, 2015

60th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in Lakeland, March 31st- April 2nd

The Lakeland VW Classic

Friday, March 13, 2015 — Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Lakeland VW Classic on March 13-15, 2015

FHSAA Boys Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — Saturday, February 28, 2015

FHSAA Boys Basketball Finals in Lakeland, Feb 24-28, 2015

FHSAA Girls Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 — Saturday, February 21, 2015

FHSAA Girls Basketball Finals in Lakeland, FEB 17-21

Marine Raiders Fan Fest

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Florida Marine Raiders Fan Fest at The Lakeland Center, February 8, 2015

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic

Friday, January 16, 2015 — Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic on January 16-17, 2015

Gulfcoast Cheer Classic

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gulfcoast Cheer Classic in Lakeland on Sunday October 26, 2014

18th Annual Gasparilla Invitational

Saturday, October 11, 2014 — Sunday, October 12, 2014

18th Annual Gasparilla Invitational in Lakeland on October 11-12, 2014

Polk County All Sports Awards

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Polk County All Sports Awards at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland on June 24, 2014

2014 Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014 — Sunday, June 22, 2014

2014 Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival in Lakeland on June 21-22

60th Annual Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention

Friday, May 23, 2014 — Sunday, May 25, 2014

60th Florida State Square and Round Dance Convention at The Lakeland Center on May 23-25, 2014

Florida Marine Raiders

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Florida Marine Raiders on May 24, 2014 at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland VW Classic

Friday, March 14, 2014 — Sunday, March 16, 2014

8th Annual Lakeland VW Classic at The Lakeland Center, March 14-16

FHSAA Boys Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — Saturday, March 1, 2014

FHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at The Lakeland Center on Feb. 25- March 1, 2014

FHSAA Girls Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — Saturday, February 22, 2014

FHSAA Girls Basketball Finals at The Lakeland Center, Feb. 18-22, 2014

FHSAA Boys Wrestling Finals

Friday, February 14, 2014 — Saturday, February 15, 2014

FHSAA Boys Wrestling Finals at The Lakeland Center on Feb. 14-15, 2014

Marine Raiders Fan Fest

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Florida Marine Raiders Fan Fest celebrating the 3rd season, family fun, giveaways at The Lakeland Center, Central Florida.

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic

Friday, January 17, 2014 — Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic- January 17-18, 2014 in Lakeland

Sunshine State Games Polk County Festival

Friday, June 21, 2013 — Sunday, June 23, 2013

Canoe/Kayak, Judo, Karate, Racquetball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting & Wrestling Competition in Polk County, Florida, June 21-23, 2013

Florida Square and Round Dance Convention

Friday, May 24, 2013 — Sunday, May 26, 2013

Florida Federation of Square Dancers's 59th Annual Florida Square & Round Dance Convention, a square and round dance convention, Lakeland, May 24-26

Lakeland Raiders vs Missouri Monsters

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland Raiders vs Corpus Christi Fury

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland Raiders vs Chattahoochee Vipers

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland Raiders vs Sarasota Thunder

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland Raiders vs Florida Tarpons

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

Lakeland Raiders vs Sarasota Thunder

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lakeland Raiders Ultimate Indoor Football League at The Lakeland Center

FHSAA Boys Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 — Saturday, March 2, 2013

2012-13 FHSAA Boys Basketball Championships at The Lakeland Center, February 26 - March 8, 2013.

FHSAA Girls Basketball Finals

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 — Saturday, February 23, 2013

2012-13 FHSAA Girls Basketball Championships at The Lakeland Center, February 19 - 2, 2013.

FHSAA Wrestling State Championships

Friday, February 15, 2013 — Saturday, February 16, 2013

2012-13 FHSAA Wrestling State Championships at The Lakeland Center, February 14 - 16, 2013.

Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic

Friday, January 18, 2013 — Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic will be held at The Lakeland Center, January 18 - 19, 2013.

Freestyle Greco State Championship

Friday, May 11, 2012 — Sunday, May 13, 2012

Florida Amateur Wrestling Association presents the Freestyle & Greco State Championship

Body Bar Women's National Championship

Friday, May 11, 2012 — Sunday, May 13, 2012

Florida Amateur Wrestling Association presents 2012 Body Bar Women's National Championship

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