Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium

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Veterans Memorial Stadium (Erie)
Location East 26th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16503, U.S.
Coordinates 42°6′41″N 80°4′20″W / 42.11139°N 80.07222°W / 42.11139; -80.07222Coordinates: 42°6′41″N 80°4′20″W / 42.11139°N 80.07222°W / 42.11139; -80.07222
Owner City of Erie
Capacity 10,000
Built 1924
Construction cost US$ million
Erie Illusion (IWFL) (2003–present)
Erie Veterans (1924–1950)

Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium is a football stadium located in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. It was built in 1924 with the 1920 Academy High School building (the current Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy) overlooking it along its south side, and it was most recently renovated in the 1980s. The venue, the largest of its kind in the city of Erie with 10,000 seats, hosts high school-level American football games, soccer matches, and marching band invitationals. Additionally, Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium features an artificial turf surface that can be played on during inclement weather.[1]

Erie's Veterans Memorial Stadium has hosted 35 high-school playoff games throughout its history, making it the third-busiest playoff venue in Pennsylvania. Only Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey and Altoona's Mansion Park have hosted more games (98 and 88, respectively).[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
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