Erie Sports Center | 2022 Official Training Facility
Erie Sports Center Named Official Training Facility for your Erie Express Football team
The Erie Express are pleased to announce the Erie Sports Center as our official practice facility for the 2022 season. The Erie Sports Center provides a state of the art indoor practice facility for multiple area teams and leagues. There have been many new renovations inside and out and the expansion is ongoing.
Last season we were able to capture our second league championship and first National Championship and next week we will be looking to capture our first national Championship Bowl Game victory. The Erie Sports Center provides us with the needed space to make the preparations needed to bring championships to the great city of Erie.
"We are very pleased to partner with the Sports Center. They are great people who have the best interest of so many at heart. When you find someone who has the same goals as you, it makes it very easy to work with them. We look forward to helping each other reach our full potential as well as those around us in 2022"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
- 61,000 sqft of FIFA certified Astro turf dome
- Full size soccer field, 2 baseball/softball fields and 3 indoor soccer/lacrosse/flag football fields
- All new LED lights, completely cleaned roof structure, newly painted
- New nets for spectator safety
- Fully refurbished bathrooms, lobby, café, restaurant
- New signage
- Upgraded wifi
- 5 new 86 inch TV’s
- New coaches room
- New sports store
- New conference and events room
Sports Dome Fly-through
Outdoor Fields & facilities
- Home of the Erie Commodores FC
- Host of Laxbash Lacrosse Tournaments
- Host of various soccer Tournaments
- Baseball and softball training and tournament venue
- Home of the Scallywags Rugby Club
- Visitation of over 300,000 athletes, coaches and families per year
Since 2013, the Erie Sports Commission has supported 17 events held at what is now called Erie Sports Center. Those 17 events have generated an estimated $11.3 million in economic impact. The largest in terms of impact was The Boo Bash, hosted by Lax Bash Lacrosse in October 2020 – it generated more than $1.5 million alone and saw more than 1,300 participants. The largest in terms of participation has traditionally been the Erie Admirals Elite Challenge Cup, which was las hosted in 2019, and has seen more than 2,000 participants.
Phase 3 – Sports Fields renovation – outdoor stadium development, 8 baseball fields, 12 soccer/lacrosse fields