SPG’s State Sport Guide to Pennsylvania

On behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we’d like to welcome you to the Keystone State for your next sporting event. Tourism, and sport tourism in particular, forms a crucial component of our vibrant Pennsylvania economy. According to a recent study by Tourism Economics, Pennsylvania hosted 5.5 million visits related to sports, and generated nearly $438 million in direct spending in the analyzed year of 2015.

Life in the Keystone State is invigorating, fulfilling, and downright happy, and it’s home to many modern, cutting-edge facilities equipped with the latest technology that are perfect for your next event. From sandy shores and rugged peaks to tranquil forests and roaring rivers, Pennsylvania provides endless opportunities to pursue your happiness throughout all four seasons. Our diverse market — which includes youth and adult amateur, college, and professional sporting events — attracts out-of-town and out-of-state visitors to an array of destinations and attractions across the state.

PA Sports is an organization comprising 13 member destinations throughout Pennsylvania that are home to some of the top attractions for sports tourism in the country. These highly trained professionals understand that success in hosting events is a team effort. From Erie and Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley — and everywhere in between! — Pennsylvania has just what you and your team are looking for. To learn more about sports facilities across our great state or to book your next sporting event, visit SportsinPA.com. To start planning your next trip to one of Pennsylvania’s cultural, historic, and outdoor destinations, head over to visitPA.com.

Yours in Happiness,

Carrie Fischer Lepore
Deputy Secretary, Marketing, Tourism, & Film
PA Department of Community & Economic Development

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