When it comes to sports, Erie has so much to cheer for! Erie County is home to three minor-pro sports teams, four universities with teams represented in the NCAA Divisions I, II and III and a thriving sports tourism scene.
The Erie Otters are a member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League (OHL), playing October through April at the Erie Insurance Arena in Downtown Erie. The OHL is a member league of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), known as the world’s premiere player development league for the National Hockey League (NHL). Current Otters alumni include two-time scoring champion and 2017 NHL MVP Connor McDavid, 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup Champions Anthony Cirelli and Erik Cernak, 2019 Stanley Cup Champion and Playoff MVP Ryan O’Reilly and Chicago Blackhawks stars Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome.
The Erie SeaWolves are the AA Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, playing April through September at UPMC Park in Downtown Erie. The newly renovated ballpark features a new main entrance, party deck, picnic garden, club level suites and a kids fun zone. The SeaWolves event staff provides onsite catering and event services for planning corporate functions and private parties. Over the course of their many seasons in Erie, the boys of summer have entertained more than five million people. Some of the Major League Baseball stars who have come up through the SeaWolves organization include Justin Verlander, Curtis Granderson, Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellanos, and Andrew Miller.
Erie Commodores FC is the highest level soccer club in Erie. The Commodores men's team compete in the National Premier Soccer League, a nationwide amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid. The Commodores women's team compete in the United Women's Soccer League. Both the mens’ and womens’ home games are played at the Erie Sports Center.
Located in nearby North East, Lake Erie Speedway is considered one of Pennsylvania's premier outdoor entertainment centers. Its wide range of entertainment events includes Crash-A-Rama, monster truck shows, drifting and auto shows, live racing, 5k runs and more. The speedway’s season runs May through September. Pictured.
The Erie Sports Commission, a division of VisitErie, is a sports tourism agency offering comprehensive support services for event directors hosting sporting events in Erie. Services provided include bid development, grant funding, facility procurement, marketing and promotions, and more.
If you have an idea for a sporting event or want to host your event in Erie, contact them here.
Home field is Erie Sports Center
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509
Erie Insurance Arena
809 French St
Erie, PA 16501
Home games - UPMC Park/110 East 10 Street
Business Office - 831 French Street
Erie, PA 16501
130 E Front Street
Erie , PA 16507
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Treat your employees to a unique, country experience that is sure to inspire with all of the magic the farm has to offer! Located just outside of Erie, Port Farms offers a charming countryside venue for your next company retreat! Our unique space is located on 200 rural acres and includes everything you will need to host a successful work session, work event, or company picnic. Learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect event!
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Cart/Horse Distilling is a first-generation woman-owned distillery, pioneering the craft in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Handcrafted care never goes out of style. We put that artistic attention into every bottle of our small batch spirits. Cart/Horse proudly produces rum, whiskey, vodka, gin, and several award-winning specialty liquors. Our robust cocktail menu uses the finest and freshest ingredients for each custom-built drink.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
Direct daily flights to Charlotte. Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte with connections to many other destinations.
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