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Pennsylvania Sports Venues

Pennsylvania has plenty of professional, semi-pro, and collegiate sports to make any sports fanatic happy. Hosting these teams are some of the most top-notch stadiums, ballparks, and arenas in the country.

Located in Philly, Lincoln Financial Field is home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. This stadium is also host to Temple University football games during the college football season. If baseball is your sport of choice, head over to Citizen Bank Park to catch a Philadelphia Phillies game. For the high-speed action of the NHL, Consol Energy Center is home the Philadelphia Penguins. To see a MLS soccer match, go to PPL Park to watch the Philadelphia Union. Wells Fargo Center is the home arena of the Philadelphia Flyers, home court of the Philadelphia 76ers, and home field of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

When traveling through steel country, stop by Heinz Field to see the Pittsburgh Steelers and NCAA’s University of Pittsburgh Panthers play. Or take in a Pittsburgh Pirates game a PNC Park.

Lincoln Financial Field

Home of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field opened for the 2003 season, and is found in the southern section of downtown Philadelphia – just inland of the Delaware River. Seating 68,532 fans, Lincoln Financial Field also plays host to Temple University football games during the college football season.

Lincoln Financial Field has also hosted other major events like the exhibition soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United in 2003. As you plan your trip for Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to schedule some time for an exciting NFL game.

The Eagles, and the rest of the NFL, kick off their regular season in early September and play through the end of December. If your travel plans are within the NFL season, try to attend a game and experience the highs, lows, and everything in between of NFL action.

Citizens Bank Park

Head on over to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia during your next summer visit to the metro area and enjoy a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game. Seating 43,651, Citizens Bank Park was opened for the 2004 MLB season and has also hosted major musical performances.

As you explore Citizens Bank Park, check out some highlights like the Phanatic Phun Zone, a fun playground area near the first base gate plaza for kids 8 and under. Don't miss the Phanatic Giant Shoe Slide, another fun activity for kids. Check out Ahsburn Alley, a walkway behind center field with games, shops, restaurants and plenty of Phillies history on display.

When you finally arrive at your seat, keep your eyes on the on-field action – every Phillies home run triggers the Liberty Bell Home Run Celebration.

Clipper Magazine Stadium

Home of the Lancaster Barnstormers, Clipper Magazine Stadium was opened in 2005. The 6,000-seat Clipper Magazine Stadium is an ideal venue to catch a baseball game in the central Pennsylvania.

The Lancaster Barnstormers play in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in the Freedom Division – they were founded in 2005. You'll find Clipper Magazine Stadium just north of downtown Lancaster.

Clipper Magazine Stadium is not just the home of Barnstormer baseball – it also hosts the New Era Tournament for midget baseball, and the Lancaster-Lebanon League high school baseball championship. In 2013, Clipper Magazine Stadium was named the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball "Ballpark of the Year."

Visit Clipper Magazine Stadium for a game, check out the Silverball Museum Arcade, or head for Home Run Harbor, a 36,000-gallon pond just beyond the outfield where many home runs are hit.

Consol Energy Center

Ready for action in downtown Pittsburgh? The Consol Energy Center is the place to be, to watch the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins play their games, as well as, the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power.

This multi-purpose Pittsburgh arena replaced Mellon Arena upon its completion in 2010. Throughout the years, the arena has hosted a variety of sporting events, music concerts and special events.

The Consol Energy Center is the first of its kind in the AFL and NHL, as a gold-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building. The center features 1,950 club seats at center ice, 236 loge box seats, and private executive suites.

Heinz Field

First opened in 2001, Heinz Field is home to NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and NCAA’s University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

Set on the Ohio River of north Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania, Heinz Field seats more than 65,000 football fans and concert goers and offers both walk-up and group tours to the public.

A must-see when visiting Heinz Field is the Coca-Cola Great Hall – a 40,000 square foot mini-museum of Steelers and Panthers memorabilia, including lockers, trophies and photographs.

PNC Park

Baseball fans in Steel City ready to cheer on the hometown Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates, know just where to spend the afternoon. They head to PNC Park, located in downtown Pittsburgh, in the North Shore neighborhood along the Allegheny River.

This wonderful baseball park has been the home field for the Pirates since 2001. Construction for PNC Park was funded in conjunction with Heinz Field, the home for the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

This impressive ballpark features 38,362 seats, limestone in the facade of the ballpark, steel trusswork, a Tuckahoe Bluegrass field and a riverside concourse with a variety of restaurants.

Enjoy a delicious meal, while watching a game, on the outdoor patio of The Hall of Fame Club underneath the scoreboard. Throughout the years, the ballpark has hosted college baseball games, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and concerts.

PPL Park

As the home field of the Philadelphia Union, PPL Park is one of the premier attractions in Chester and the surrounding Philadelphia metro area. Opened in 2010, PPL Park serves, also, as a multi-use venue in the area, hosting concerts on occasion.

Seating for Philadelphia Union soccer matches reaches 18,500, while concert seating at PPL Park is 26,000. Found just along the Delaware River waterfront, PPL Park has also hosted college football games, and even the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.

Beginning each March, the Philadelphia Union and the rest of MLS kick off their schedules and play through the end of October – playoff teams continue through the end of the year. Plan your visit to Chester for summer or early fall and enjoy the excitement and beauty of Union soccer matches. A unique feature at PPL Park is the ability for you to rent one of the conference rooms for an event – host your next work potluck or wedding rehearsal dinner.

Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia is a multi-purpose venue built in 1996. It's the home ice of the Philadelphia Flyers, home court of the Philadelphia 76ers, and home field of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

Originally known as the CoreStates Center, then the First Union Center, then the Wachovia Center, it became Wells Fargo Center in 2011. As you embark on your exploration of Philadelphia and the surrounding metro area, be sure to plan a visit to Wells Fargo Center and enjoy any of the exciting sports games.

Found directly south of Lincoln Financial Field – home of the Philadelphia Eagles – Wells Fargo Center accommodates up to 21,315 fans for basketball games, 20,327 fans for hockey games, and 17,597 during the arena football season. Aside from hosting local pro sports teams, Wells Fargo Center has also hosted major events like the WWE Royal Rumble in 2004, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in 2008, and the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.