Top 10 Biggest Stadiums in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state in the northeastern part of the United States and the home of a large number of successful sports teams.

Many of these teams compete in the major leagues and sports fans can enjoy a wide variety of games played at the highest level.

A total of 8 teams compete in the major leagues of all 5 major professional sports leagues. This also means that there are plenty of amazing stadiums in the state.

Pennsylvania is home to the second-largest stadium in the US and some of the most stunning newly constructed arenas in the country.

Below is a list of the biggest stadiums in Pennsylvania. This list includes outdoor stadiums and a couple of indoor arenas as well.

1. Beaver Stadium

  • Location: University Park
  • Capacity: 106,572

Beaver Stadium is an enormous football stadium on the campus of Pennsylvania State University in University Park. It’s the home of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team and has been since the stadium opened its doors in the year 1960. It replaced an older stadium that once stood here since 1909.

With a capacity of 106,572, it’s the second-largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere after Michigan Stadium. It’s also the 4th-largest stadium in the world. It was voted the most popular football stadium in a poll in 2016 and is known to have one of the best atmospheres in the country.

Biggest stadiums in Pennsylvania Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium / Acaben / Wiki Commons

2. Lincoln Financial Field

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Capacity: 69,796

Lincoln Financial Field is another incredible stadium in Pennsylvania and the largest stadium in Philadelphia. It’s the home venue of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple Owls football teams. It’s located in the South Philly district of the city, not too far east of the large FDR Park.

The stadium was constructed between 2001 and 2003 and cost $512 to build. About a decade later it received a thorough renovation that cost an estimated $125 million and which included a seating expansion. This transformed the stadium into one of the most stunning sports temples in the United States.

Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field / Betp / Wiki Commons

3. Heinz Field

  • Location: Pittsburgh
  • Capacity: 68,400

Heinz Field is the largest stadium in Pittsburgh and one of the most amazing sports venues in the country. It’s located in the North Shore neighborhood of the city and as the name of this district suggests, this is on the northern banks of the Ohio River that flows through the city. This is not too far from the confluence with the Monongahela River.

The stadium is the home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Panthers, the football team of the University of Pittsburgh. The stadium was completed between 1999 and 2001 and cost $281 million to build. Just like Lincoln Financial Field, it was slightly expanded after a renovation phase was completed in 2015.

Heinz FIeld Pittsburgh
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4. Franklin Field

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Capacity: 52,958

Franklin Field is a stadium situated on the eastern edge of the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This historic stadium was originally constructed in the year 195 and was thoroughly expanded to its current design in 1925. It’s considered to be the oldest still operating stadium in the country.

The historic nature of the stadium is reflected by the fact that one end of the stadium still features the historic fieldhouse that has been used for many decades. Because the stadium was crumbling in the 21st century, a renovation project that cost $44 million was started in 2015 to strengthen the stands.

Franklin Field
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5. Citizens Bank Park

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Capacity: 42,792

Citizens Bank Park is the home stadium of the popular baseball team the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s part of the large South Philadelphia Sports Complex to which Lincoln Financial Field also belongs. The stadium was constructed between 2001 and 2004 at a cost of $458 million.

The Phillies used to play at Veterans Stadium, a stadium completed in 1971 that was completely demolished to make way for modern sports stadiums. The stadium has a field with natural grass and is without a doubt one of the most amazing ballparks in the world.

Citizens Bank Park
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6. Howard J. Lamade Stadium

  • Location: South Williamsport
  • Capacity: 40,000+

Howard J. Lamade Stadium is another baseball stadium located in South Williamsport, a small town in Lycoming County. The town itself only has about 7,000 inhabitants but it’s world-famous for hosting the Little League World Series, a baseball tournament for children between the ages of 10 and 12.

The stands of the stadium can only seat between 8,000 and 10,000 spectators. The ballpark is surrounded by large berms where people can watch the game. This natural feature increases the capacity of the stadium to over 40,000 people.

Howard J. Lamade Stadium
Howard J. Lamade Stadium / Ruhrfisch / Wiki Commons

7. PNC Park

  • Location: Pittsburgh
  • Capacity: 38,747

PNC Park is yet another fabulous baseball stadium that is located in the North Shore district of Pittsburgh. It’s located just a few blocks east of Heinz Field and also overlooks the skyscrapers of downtown Pittsburgh across the Allegheny River. This is quite a remarkable sight to have as a backdrop to the game.

The stadium is the home venue of the Pittsburgh Pirates, a baseball team that competes in the MLB. It was constructed between 1999 and 2001 at a cost of 216 million. The stadium replaced the former Three Rivers Stadium which was shared by the Pirates and the Steelers until the year 2000.

PNC Park
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8. Wells Fargo Center

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Capacity: 20,478

The Wells Fargo Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena that is part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex in South Philly. It’s located just east of Lincoln Financial Field and just southeast of Citizens Bank Park, just north of the Delaware River. It was completed in 1996 and was originally known as “Spectrum II” as it replaced the old Spectrum arena.

The arena is used by a number f professional sports teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL), the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Wells Fargo Center
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9. PPG Paints Arena

  • Location: Pittsburgh
  • Capacity: 19,000

The PPG Paints Arena is the main indoor arena in Pittsburgh. Just like its slightly bigger brother in Philadelphia, it’s used for hockey as the home venue of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. The arena was completed in 2010 for $321 million.

The arena stands in the same area as the former Civic Arena, a massive domed arena that was the first sports venue in the world with a retractable roof upon completion in 1961. The multi-purpose arena is also used for concerts and can hold 19,758 visitors when a center stage is installed.

PPG Paints Arena
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10. Subaru Park

  • Location: Chester
  • Capacity: 18,500

Subaru Park is a soccer stadium that is the home venue of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. It’s located on the northern banks of the Delaware River in Chester, a neighborhood in the utmost southwestern part of the metropolitan area of Philadelphia.

The stadium was constructed between 2008 and 2010 at a cost of $120 million, which is quite a lot of money for a stadium that can only seat 18,500 spectators. The location on the waterfront and right next to the Commodore Barry Bridge makes this one of the most amazing stadiums in Pennsylvania.

Subaru Park
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