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Sports in Erie

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.

Erie Otters

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.

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Erie SeaWolves

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 National Premier Soccer League

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.

Lake Erie Speedway

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. 

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Erie Sports Center

Erie's home for sports and family fun includes a sports park, fun park and sport fields. The Erie Sports Center is home field for the Erie Commodores National premier soccer league and the Scallywags Rugby Club. They also host numerous sporting events including soccer and lacrosse tournaments, baseball and softball training clinics, flag football competitions as well as private parties and corporate events. Fun Park photo courtesy of @eriesportscenter via Instagram

Erie Sports Commission

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.


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Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League

Home field is Erie Sports Center
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Erie Insurance Arena

809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Otters OHL Hockey

Erie Insurance Arena/ 833 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie SeaWolves AA Baseball

Home games - UPMC Park/110 East 10 Street
Business Office - 831 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Sports Center

8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Erie Sports Commission (a division of VisitErie)

208 East Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507

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ERIEBANK Sports Park

8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Lake Erie Speedway

10700 Delmas Drive
North East, PA 16428

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110 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

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.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

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!”

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

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.

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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

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.

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John Russell Brewing Company Brew House & Restaurant

Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
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:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
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:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street

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Millcreek Mall

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.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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Dobbins Landing

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.

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Fall Harvest at Port Farms

Happy Fall Y’all! Celebrate 125 years of Port Farms during the Fall Harvest season from September 17th – October 30th. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a variety of fall themed activities for every age. With over 25 attractions here at the farms, our guests create long-lasting memories worth repeating. General admission includes hay wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, slide mountain, ball zone, game garden, pedal carts, animal exhibits, mindbender mazes, trike track, tire fort and so much more! PLUS, this year we have added tons of new events that are included with admission! Learn more and purchase tickets:

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at or

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