Visit to the PPL Center in Allentown, PA

Downtown Allentown, PA is currently undergoing major redevelopment and the lynchpin of the redevelopment of downtown is the brand new PPL Center, a sports arena/event center which is now home to Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Philadelphia Flyers minor league hockey team. However, a lot more than just hockey will take place at the PPL Center, everything from concerts to WWE to rodeos and more. I think this venue will provide a huge boost to the economy of downtown Allentown and it finally gives all the people in the Lehigh Valley a first rate events center.

The Front Gate of the PPL Center

The Front Gate of the PPL Center

I attended the Phantoms opening game vs the Albany Devils ( the NJ Devils minor league team) last Saturday night and I must say that I was very impressed by the building. It looked nice from the outside, but the inside exceeded my expectations. The building can hold anywhere from 8,500 to 10,500 people, depending on seating configuration for the event. For hockey the capacity is 8,500, for concerts the capacity is about 10,500. I would guess that the capacity for a basketball game is over 9,000. The sight lines are very good and pretty much anywhere you sit you will have a good view of the action on the rink or court.

The PPL Center at the corner of 7th and Hamilton

The Inside of the PPL Center

The Inside of the PPL Center

Inside the PPL Center

The Concourse at the PPL Center

2 Responses to “Visit to the PPL Center in Allentown, PA”


  1. 1 Dave Seppala December 5, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Hello George, I’m wondering if I could ask permission to use the photo of the building front for a client Sika, they laid the flooring in the Center and we are producing a simple case study in print and they have no exterior shots…came across your blog in a google search.
    cheers
    Let me know,
    Dave Seppala
    Union Pearl Advertising


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