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Santander Arena

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Address: 700 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1107
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+1 610-898-7469

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Great place to go!!!!

Every time I have attended an event at the arena it has been excellent. The facility is so convenient and access is easy. Whether it's a concert, a hockey game, a basketball venue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time I have attended an event at the arena it has been excellent. The facility is so convenient and access is easy. Whether it's a concert, a hockey game, a basketball venue or any other function, I've had a great time. The biggest plus for me is I can enjoy all types of events, park cheaply, exit and be... More 

Thank ltjumper2016
Baltimore, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This arena is small, quite small. But there is not a bad seat in the house, that's the honest truth! Snacks and beverage choices are just above average. If you have the opportunity to get tickets to a show here, do it

Thank X3157LUmegans
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Delicious menu and we loved the atmosphere! This is not your average Mexican food restaurant...the ambience is cool with dark lighting and chic decorating. The food has an upscale modern twist and is delicious!!!!

Thank Lisaradz
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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232 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The arena was well laid out. All types of food, beer and wine. Seats are hard so plan accordingly. The traffic and parking were horrendous. And a freight train decided to pass by the front of the arena making a bad situation even worse. The city Fathers and Mothers need to develop a better plan when the arena is sold... More 

1 Thank rockcole
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116 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I really like the size of the Santander venue. It is more intimate than going to events in Philadelphia. However, the seats are so close and there isn't much leg room. They guy next to me was not a large man and yet he was spilling into my seat. I went to get a drink and snack before our show... More 

1 Thank Hawkshoe
Reading, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This venue is in center city Reading and across from a brand new hotel. Concerts and other shows bring in large crowds so good to plan ahead and grab some dinner at a local restaurant as parking can be a problem as the garage gets quite full with a big name artist.

1 Thank toelyn
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A terrific venue! Easy access, great staff, helpful with handicapped people! Food was decent. Great fries! Will keep an eye on upcoming concerts

Thank Ruth H
Dover, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is physically a great arena to see a concert, BUT, the security was clueless and allowed for loud, obnoxious, totally out of control, drunk patrons to ruin the show for others. We saw the Steve Miller Band and he was awesome as were the band members, this "idiot" yelled and screamed behind us for the whole first hour even... More 

1 Thank manmoon1
Reading, PA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went to a Marc Anthony concert and had a great time. Had no issues and enjoyed myself with my love. Thanks

1 Thank lawmaria
Sinking Spring, PA
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89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Santander Arena is a wonderful place to attend concerts and sporting events. It's relatively small size allows for every seat in the house to provide excellent viewing. I suggest you take your next opportunity to attend an event there. The Reading Royals are always entertaining and the concerts are presented in an intimate environment that will enhance your experience.

1 Thank Gibbled371

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