EIA Photo from Northeast Corner
The Erie Insurance Arena is Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier sports and entertainment facility. It opened in 1983 and recently underwent a $47 million renovation and expansion. With over 9,000 seats, it is home to the OHL Erie Otters and the NBA-D League Erie BayHawks. It also hosts numerous concerts, family shows, graduations and other community events.

The renovation & expansion included the following: New club level & luxury suites, expanded concourses, new seats with cupholders, expanded capacity, additional restrooms, larger box office, fully ADA accessible facility, additional concession areas, 50 tv monitors, new show office & star dressing rooms and new heating & ac systems.

From September through April, the Erie Insurance Arena’s concrete floor turns to ice. For concerts, basketball and trade shows during this period, the ice is covered with synthetic, insulated floor panels.

National performing artists such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cher, KISS, Barry Manilow and Alan Jackson, along with Disney on Ice, World Wrestling Entertainment, the Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have performed at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Rent a suite for the night! Enjoy a concert or sporting event with premium seating in a luxurious suite. Great for entertaining clients, celebrating a birthday or simply spending an evening with family or friends. For more info., please contact brighid@erieevents.com.

 

The renovation & expansion included the following:

  • New club level & luxury suites
  • Expanded concourses
  • New seats with cupholders
  • Expanded capacity
  • Additional restrooms
  • Larger box office
  • Fully ADA accessibility
  • Additional concession areas
  • 50 tv monitors
  • New show office & star dressing rooms
  • New heating & ac systems

DIRECTIONS:

Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Buffalo, NY
Merge onto I-90 W toward Erie – 78 miles
Use exit 32, Bayfront Connector, PA-290 toward Bayfront Parkway
Continue on the Bayfront Parkway – 1.8 miles
Turn left onto State Street – 0.6 miles
Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street

Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Pittsburgh, PA
Merge onto I-79 N toward Erie – 123 miles
Follow I-79 until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway – 2.7 miles
Turn right onto State Street – 0.6 miles
Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street

Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Cleveland, OH
Merge onto I-90 E toward Erie – 92 miles
Use exit 22B to merge onto I-79 N toward Erie – 0.2 miles
Follow I-79 N until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway – 2.7 miles
Turn right onto State Street – 0.6 miles
Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street

SECURITY:
For the protection of all Erie Events patrons: bottles, cans, flasks, backpacks, weapons of any kind, dangerous or unlawful materials are prohibited in the Erie Insurance Arena. In order to increase the efficiency of these machines and to create a positive experience for everyone, patrons are asked to keep the following guidelines in mind:
* Arrive early.
* Limit the amount of personal items brought into the venue to expedite the screening process.
Bags, purses, clutches and wristlets are subject to search.
* Leave all weapons at home. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray and wallet chains.
* No detachable lens cameras will be permitted.
*  Once in the screening area, make sure you have your ticket in hand. Place purses, cell phones, keys and any other objects on the screening table and walk through the metal detector when instructed. Erie Events security employees will assist all patrons with the new process and accommodate those with special needs.

PARKING:
Parking garages in close proximity to the Erie Insurance Arena:
Erie Insurance Parking Garage; 1,000 space garage; parking available only for Erie Insurance Arena events for $5 (not available M-F during business hours)
24 East 8th Street; 310 space garage; event parking available for $4 (not available M-F during business hours)
25 East 10th Street; 496 space garage; event parking available for $3
120 West 9th Street; 563 space garage; $2.00 for the first hour to a daily maximum of $10.00