Collegiate Venues

Mercyhurst University

The Mercyhurst Athletic Center (MAC) is a 12,000 square foot facility that seats 1,500 and is used for basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. The Mercyhurst Ice Center, built in 1991 for the school’s Division I men’s and women’s hockey teams, is 35,280 square feet and can host 1,500 people. Also on campus is Tullio Field, an artificial turf football complex, which seats 2,300 spectators on bleachers, a baseball field with an adjacent indoor facility added in 2014, and an artificial grass soccer field.

Address:  501 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16546

Gannon University

Located in the city of Erie’s central business district, Gannon’s Hammermill Center is a basketball/volleyball facility with a capacity to seat 2,800.  McConnell Family Stadium is an outdoor multi-purpose complex which is used for football, soccer, baseball, softball, and lacrosse with a seating capacity of 2,500 and excellent lighting for night time events. Gannon completed construction of the new Recreation and Wellness Center in 2014, which includes a 52,000 square foot indoor turfed facility, a gymnasium with area for three courts (basketball, volleyball, or badminton), and three regulation racquetball courts. The Carneval Athletic Pavilion houses the water polo and swim teams in a 6-lane, 25-yard pool beneath a 250-seat observation deck.

Address:  109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541

Edinboro University

Edinboro’s Sox Harrison Stadium has been improved recently with the installation of an artificial surface, Sportexe, new lighting for evening events, and a new scoreboard. The stadium, used for football, soccer, and lacrosse, has a capacity to seat 6,000 people.  The natatorium at McComb Fieldhouse features a six-lane, 25-yard pool. The gymnasium at McComb Fieldhouse has a seating capacity of 3,500. The Mike S. Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Dome is the largest air-supplied facility in the tri-state area at over 85,000 square feet. The facility has a six-lane 230 meter indoor track as well as four multi-purpose courts. Edinboro enjoys a small town setting and is approximately 20 miles south of Erie.

Address:  219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16444

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

The Junker Center is a 72,800-square-foot site that features three all-purpose courts and a gymnasium seating 1,600, an eight-lane swimming pool, weight room, three-lane running track, jumping pits, aerobics room, locker rooms, offices, and a variety of exercise equipment. Behrend recently completed a $1.9 million soccer/lacrosse facility with synthetic turf, lighting, and a grandstand. Behrend’s campus is also home to two sand volleyball courts, an eight-lane competition-level track, six lighted tennis courts, a baseball and softball complex, nine hole disc golf course, and plenty of space and parking for running events.

Address:  4701 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563

Hagerty family Events Center

Formerly the Prep-Villa Events Center, this multi-functional facility is located in Erie’s downtown and features 350 on-site parking spaces, in addition to many nearby parking opportunities. Dollinger Field is a full-sized athletic field with artificial turf, lined for football, lacrosse, and soccer. It provides seating for 2,000 spectators and 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. The facility offers seating for more than 1,600 and has space for two full-sized courts. David M. Hallman III Aquatic Center features a seating capacity of approximately 500, and a double-deep eight-lane 25-yard competition pool with a one-meter diving board, in addition to a separate three-lane 25-yard double shallow warm-up pool. A concourse area offers banquet-style seating for 100-plus guests, on-site catering, and live-streaming capability.

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Address:  501 W 12th St, Erie, PA 16501

Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium

Built in 1924 and refurbished in 1980’s, Veterans Stadium is the city of 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. A new “A-Turf” surface gives the stadium the capability of hosting multiple games or events the same day regardless of weather conditions. The facility has long been used for playoff football and soccer games.

Address: 148 West 21st Street Erie, PA 16502
Operated by the Erie School District, (814) 874-6000

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