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South Okanagan Events Centre

853 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 9C4, Canada
+1 250-490-2460
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Modern and clean

We attended the Scotties at the SOEC. The venue is roomy and modern. Our seats were comfortable... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
giffenk
via mobile
*** intimate size, the "Foreigner" concert ***

1: Access: Off main road, easy in by car, public transport nearby 8.5/10 2. Location: North west... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
Britishcanadianeh
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Kelowna, Canada
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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!
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853 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 9C4, Canada
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We attended the Scotties at the SOEC. The venue is roomy and modern. Our seats were comfortable but not overly wide. There is an onsight restaurant so more than just concession junk food is available.

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Reviewed December 5, 2017

1: Access: Off main road, easy in by car, public transport nearby 8.5/10 2. Location: North west Penticton off main highway. 9/10 3. Condition: Built in 200, layout a bit cramped, better egress 6/10 4. Amenities: Merchandize, beverages, food, screen 6.5/10 5. Services: Wheelchair access...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

This tournament was first class. The building is first class the staff was even better they bent over backwards for everyone and so friendly great place

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Another fantastic performance by the hometown Penticton Vees. Took it to Chilliwack tonight. The Vault restaurant also offers spectacular food that is reasonably priced for the top quality. Shows are great here. Awesome community venue for hockey, concerts and events.

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Not a seat in the house that doesn't have great views for a Vees game. The vault resteraunt has an awesome buffet for 20 bucks. Get there early if you don't have reservations. If you get there early enough you can a bar seat that...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

We often receive tickets for our non-profit organization to attend the Penticton Vees game and have a great time. The Community Zone is awesome with the leather couches and you get to see all the goals on the visiting team's net in the 1st and...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Whether it's a Vees game or a concert I have attended it's the same. Awesome venue for any event they host. Jumbo screen size is awesome also !

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I enjoy this Event Center for concerts. It's a great size, not to large. Hotels & restaurants near by.

Thank Betty K
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

we have lived in this area for 13 years. This was our first trip to the facility. The parking staff directed us to and area for handycaped as I need a cane to insure I walked balanced. We parked and short walked to the main...More

Thank JRFraine
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you haven't been to the event center you are in for a big surprise. Not only do we have the Penticton Vee's Junior Hockey team play here and not to be missed we have fantastic events like Alice Cooper, Slayer, Mamma Mia, Cirque de...More

Thank Roy S
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