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A Premier Sports & Entertainment Facility

Erie Insurance Arena 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 G-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 & A/C 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.

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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 information, call Brighid O’Brien at (814) 480-6035 or email at brighid@erieevents.com.

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Directions:

Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Buffalo, NY

  1. Merge onto I-90 W toward Erie – 78 miles
  2. Use exit 32, Bayfront Connector, PA-290 toward Bayfront Parkway
  3. Continue on the Bayfront Parkway – 1.8 miles
  4. Turn left onto State Street – 0.6 miles
  5. Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
  6. Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street


Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Merge onto I-79 N toward Erie – 123 miles
  2. Follow I-79 until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway – 2.7 miles
  3. Turn right onto State Street – 0.6 miles
  4. Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
  5. Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street


Directions to the Erie Insurance Arena from Cleveland, OH

  1. Merge onto I-90 E toward Erie – 92 miles
  2. Use exit 22B to merge onto I-79 N toward Erie – 0.2 miles
  3. Follow I-79 N until it turns into the Bayfront Parkway – 2.7 miles
  4. Turn right onto State Street – 0.6 miles
  5. Turn left onto E 8th Street – 400 feet
  6. Destination is straight ahead – 809 French Street

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 $5.00 (not available M-F during business hours)
  • 24 East 8th Street
    310 space garage; event parking available for $4.00 (not available M-F during business hours)
  • 25 East 10th Street 
    496 space garage; event parking available for $3.00
  • 120 West 9th Street
    563 space garage; $2.00 for the first hour to a daily maximum of $10.00

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:

  • All patrons are subject to security screening as a condition of admission.
  • Bags & purses are subject to additional screening slowing entry process. Bring only essential items.
  • Bottles, cans, flasks, noise makers, selfie sticks, weapons of any kind, dangerous and unlawful materials are prohibited
  • Outside food and beverage is prohibited.
  • Additional items may be prohibited as requested by  teams, leagues, promoters or artists.

Call 814-453-7117 for more information

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