The Lehigh Valley is full of great places to see sporting events, theatrical shows, and concerts. Here in Bethlehem, the Sands Events Center and the SteelStacks Campus are the perfect spots to enjoy a night out. But these two venues aren’t the only locations to take in an exciting event. In neighboring Allentown, the PPL Center is another place where you can catch an excellent sports game or a big-name musical act. So next time you’re staying at the Sayre Mansion and enjoying the charms of the Lehigh Valley, be sure to check out one of these superb PPL Center events in Allentown.
About the PPL Center
The PPL Center is a premier sports arena that plays host to a variety games and special events. The PPL Center is the home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers. The PPL Center is also the home of the Lehigh Valley Steel Hawks arena football team. The arena’s capacity varies depending on the event, but the maximum capacity is 10,500 for concerts. The venue is fairly new, opening in September of 2014 and sees more than 140 events each year since its opening. The construction of the PPL Center was part of a larger project focusing on the redevelopment of the central business district of Allentown, which encompasses a 5-acre square block area. It has quickly become a favorite place for people in the Lehigh Valley to see their favorite events.
PPL Center Events
There are so many great PPL Center events to attend and you’re sure to find one that catches your interest. From exciting concerts and family shows to sporting events, there is a large variety of events to choose from. For example, kids will love to see their favorite Sesame Street friends come to life in Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend.” There’s also an exciting preseason game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders. Then pop-country legend Shania Twain will entertain you with her “Shania Rocks the Country” tour. All that and more await you at the PPL Center. Here are the upcoming PPL Center events:
- Lehigh Valley All-Stars vs. Arena Lacrosse League | August 29th, 2015
- Sesame Street Live: “Make a New Friend” | September 5th – 6th, 2015
- 10,000 Men in Unity | September 19th, 2015
- Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Islanders Preseason Game | September 21st, 2015
- Professional Bull Riders | September 25th – 26th, 2015
- Shania Twain | October 2nd, 2015
- Indoor Auto Racing | January 2nd, 2016
Where to Stay for PPL Center Events
When you’re making your plans to attend one of the PPL Center events above, be sure to make your accommodation arrangements at the Sayre Mansion. Our Bethlehem boutique hotel offers rooms and suites that combine old world charm with modern amenities for the most comfortable accommodations possible. Plus our historic mansion is in the heart of Bethlehem, so when you’re not at the PPL Center in Allentown, you’ll be close to all of the great attractions of Bethlehem. At the Sayre Mansion, we’ll make sure your time in the Lehigh Valley is as stress-free and memorable as possible. We can’t wait to see you soon!