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“Great Concert Venue”

South Okanagan Events Centre
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Owner description: The South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) opened in September 2008. Owned by the City of Penticton, the state of the art arena is managed by Global Spectrum Facility Management. The Okanagan's premier sports and entertainment venue, the SOEC brings world-class concerts and events to Penticton. Over the years, we've played host to world class events including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Motley Crue, Brad Paisley, and many more! We're also home to the Penticton Vees Junior 'A' Hockey team of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and the prestigious Okanagan Hockey School. Part of a larger complex, the SOEC connects to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre adding to our hosting ability. The 5,000 seat arena features a retractable seating system. This unique, patented design reduces the conversion time between hockey and basketball floor configurations. The result is great sight lines for all sports fans!
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Concert Venue”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

I have been here for three concerts now and both performances have been great! There are always plenty of staff scanning tickets to keep lines down. Sometimes the good and beverage lines get a little long but they try to have as many booths open as possible. I suggest arriving 15-20 min before the show. Also as the arena is medium sized almost all of the seats are great!

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Penticton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Excellent facility. Try the Vault before the game or event. Food is very good. The prices are a little high, but good food.The seats are comfortable, and there are heaters to keep you warm during the hockey game.

Visited September 2013
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Penticton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Hockey Anyone? Concert? Monster Trucks?”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Hockey, concerts, and monster trucks.... Loads of entertainment, keep up the good work SOEC. Club seats, and private suites, gets pretty damn comfortable here!

Visited October 2013
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Flippin, Arkansas
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“SOEC”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Impressed with the size and overall experience in the SOEC. This is a definite boost for the South Okanagan.

Visited January 2013
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Penticton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“RV show”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The event centre is a combination of buildings that are multipurpose. The staff were friendly, and the facilities are clean and bright

Visited July 2013
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