Erie Insurance Arena History
Erie Insurance Arena is an Erie, Pennsylvania multipurpose arena that first opened
in 1983 as part of the Louis J. Tullio Center and has hosted a wide array of sports events. The venue currently is home to
the NBA Developmental League's Erie BayHawks, the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters, and the Continental Indoor Football
League's Erie Explosion. The arena was previously known as the Erie Civic Center and the Louis J. Tullio Arena before the
Erie Insurance Group bought the naming rights and gave the arena its current name. There are countless reasons to go to Erie
Insurance Arena all year long aside but be sure to get your tickets to this popular venue from StubHub early because they
never stay available for long.
Erie Insurance Arena Events
Erie Insurance Arena is well known as sports
center that serves as the home of the Erie BayHawks, the Erie Otters, and the Erie Explosion, but the venue offers much more
than that. It has also been home to exhibition games featuring the world famous Harlem Globetrotters as well as WWE events,
Impact Wrestling matches, Disney on Ice, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and more. One
of the biggest draws to the arena aside from sports are concerts, and such big name acts as KISS, Alan Jackson, Barry Manilow
Elton John, Cher, Rod Stewart, Jason Aldean, and more have performed at the arena. Whatever your tastes you are sure to find
something of interest taking place at Erie Insurance Arena.
Erie is located not
far from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which is a fascinating place to visit and has two common nicknames, Steel City, and the
City of Bridges because of the 446 bridges located within its confines. The steel mills in the city have attracted immigrants
for decades and made Pittsburgh a true melting pot. As such it offers a wide array of art, museums, parks, libraries, and
diverse cultural districts which have made it consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States.
If you are a sports fan there is hardly a better city in the country to take in a game. Pittsburgh fans are known as some
of the most dedicated in the country and whether you are going to an NFL game courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Pirates
MLB game, a Penguins NHL game, or an NCAA game courtesy of the Pittsburgh Panthers or one of the other universities in the
city, you are sure to have a memorable experience.
Erie Insurance Arena Seating Layout
Arena admits over 6,500 fans to hockey, basketball, and arena football games and the maximum capacity is increased to 9,000
for big time concerts. Whichever event you choose to attend at Erie Insurance Arena you are sure to have an unforgettable
time that will have you planning a return trip as soon as possible.
The first event held at Erie
Insurance Arena was a 1983 concert by the Beach Boys and the venue has gone on to bring in a steady stream of world famous
acts to perform ever since.