Premier Venues

Bayfront Convention Center

Built in 2007 on Erie’s waterfront, the Bayfront Convention Center features more than 120,000 total square feet of space and spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of Presque Isle Bay. The Great Hall features more than 28,000 square feet of column-free space and a ceiling height of 23 feet. The Convention Center has hosted events such as boxing matches, bodybuilding competitions, gymnastics and cheerleading competitions, billiards, and even regional dog shows.

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Erie Insurance Arena

The Erie Insurance Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The arena gives Erie the ability to host a wide range of sports events such as professional ice hockey, professional basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and indoor football. The arena is home to the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League and the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G-League and current affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium

Built in 1924 and refurbished in the 1980s, Veterans Stadium is Erie’s largest outdoor stadium, capable of seating 10,000 fans. The stadium is centrally located in the city of Erie and can host football, soccer, and other events such as band competitions. Over the summer of 2019, the stadium underwent a renovation project which included the installation of new turf, as well as updates to its concrete infrastructure and bathroom upgrades.

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ERIEBANK Sports Park

ERIEBANK Sports Park, formerly Family First Sports Park, is Northwest Pennsylvania’s largest multi-sport facility. The facility encompasses 43 acres of land in Erie's shopping and entertainment district, conveniently located along Interstate 90, just south of the city of Erie.

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Hagerty Family Events Center

Formerly the Prep-Villa Events Center, this multi-functional facility was built in 2015 in Erie’s downtown. The complex houses multiple facilities onsite. Dollinger Field is a full-sized with artificial turf field lined for football, lacrosse and soccer. It provides seating for 2,000 spectators and has a new state-of-the-art sound system. Joann Mullen Gymnasium is a 14,550 square foot court lined for basketball and volleyball which opened in November 2015.

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Lake Erie Speedway

Lake Erie Speedway is a 3/8 mile asphalt, oval speedway and motorsports facility sanctioned by NASCAR. The $12 million, state-of-the-art motorsports venue was built in 2002 and sits on 120 acres of land. It is considered to be one of the premier motorsports facilities in the nation featuring a premium sound system, Musco lights, and countless other amenities. With parking for more than 1,000 on site, the Speedway has become a popular destination for themed...

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Presque Isle Bay/Liberty Park

Erie’s Presque Isle Bay is a 5.8 square mile recreational amenity in downtown Erie. The bay is approximately 4.6 miles long and 1.8 miles wide with an average depth of 20 feet. Popular activities on the bay include swimming, sailing, crew, diving, kayaking, fishing, sailboarding, and waterskiing. Erie’s waterfront is lined with marinas, public parks and piers which can accommodate thousands of spectators.

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino offers guests world class entertainment and a creative event space with great experience hosting sports events like arm wrestling, boxing, and running. The clubhouse restaurant, Churchill's Bourbon & Brew, was recently fully renovated and features a new stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, large high-definition televisions, seating capacity for 3,000, and a panoramic view of the racing track.

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Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania’s only seashore, is a 3,200-acre forested peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. The park boasts seven miles of sandy beaches, four boat launch areas, eight permanent beach volleyball courts, and 25 miles of recreational trails (11 for hiking and 14 multipurpose). The park has hosted competitive bicycle, running, beach volleyball, and swimming events and can easily accommodate thousands of visitors or spectators.

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UPMC Park

UPMC Park is a baseball-only stadium located adjacent to Erie Insurance Arena in the heart of downtown Erie that can seat 6,000 spectators. In 2019, the Park received a total field upgrade as well as the installation of a new, high-definition LED main scoreboard and a 70-foot ribbon board. In fall 2019, officials broke ground on further stadium updates, which will include a new entrance, new team store, an upper-level stadium club connected to Erie...

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