Sports in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Sports in Erie, Pennsylvania has a long history. There are numerous sports teams in Erie, Pennsylvania all of which are minor league, they include the Erie SeaWolves, Erie BayHawks, the Erie Otters, and the Erie Explosion. There are also numerous college sports teams along with high school teams. District 10 high school sports are played in the area, often with close results due to the even distribution of athletic talent. Throughout history, Erie has had various semi-pro and professional sports teams. The city hosts the nationally recognized McDonald's Classic.[1] The area is home to General McLane High School, which won the AAA state football and basketball championships in the same year, which was a first.[2]

Club Sport League Venue
Erie SeaWolves Baseball Eastern League Jerry Uht Park
Erie BayHawks Basketball NBA Development League Erie Insurance Arena
Erie Explosion Arena Football Professional Indoor Football League Erie Insurance Arena
Erie Otters Hockey Ontario Hockey League Erie Insurance Arena
Erie Admirals S.C. Soccer National Premier Soccer League Gannon University Field
Erie Illusion Women's Football Women's Football Alliance Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium
Jerry Uht Park


The Erie SeaWolves play baseball in the Eastern League as the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. They play at Jerry Uht Park.


The Erie Otters play hockey in the Ontario Hockey League at Erie Insurance Arena


The Erie BayHawks play basketball in the NBA Development League at Erie Insurance Arena.


The Erie Explosion plays indoor football in the Professional Indoor Football League at Erie Insurance Arena. The Erie Illusion plays football in the Women's Football Alliance at Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium.


Erie Admirals S.C. play soccer in the National Premier Soccer League at Gannon University Field.

Stock car racing[edit]

Outside of North East, Pennsylvania is Lake Erie Speedway, a 3/8 mile (0.6 km) NASCAR sanctioned race track.


  1. ^ Webb, Dennis. "Erie Host's McDonald's Classic". Blogger News. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  2. ^ Armas, Genaro. "General McLane Beats Greencastle Antrim". PennLive. Retrieved 2007-05-25.