Top Reasons To Bring Your Sporting Event To Lehigh Valley

Experience Lehigh Valley on the field of competition and off the pitch at area attractions for relaxation, hotels for rest, and restaurants for fueling up.

Located about 90 minutes west of Manhattan and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia by car; Lehigh Valley is made up by three main cities — Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton — with many small towns, green countryside and rolling hills surrounding. Bordering areas are the Pocono Mountains to the north and the Delaware River separating Lehigh Valley from New Jersey.

Home to a growing population of about 740,000, making Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania’s third most populated metro-region. Lehigh Valley is a center for higher learning with 10 colleges and universities, as well as nationally recognized collegiate programs such as Lehigh Wrestling & Kutztown Rugby.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Lehigh Valley

  • Major sports figures from Lehigh Valley, including:
    • International Motorsports Hall of Fame Racer Mario Andretti
    • WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
    • Olympic Gold Medalist Cyclist Marty Nothstein
    • NFL Hall of Fame Player Chuck Bednarik
    • NFL Hall of Fame Player Andre Reed
    • NBA Player Darryl Dawkins
  • 30-million population within a 100-mile radius
  • A third of U.S. and one-half of Canadian consumers are within one day’s drive
  • Three major airports within a 90-minute drive; ABE, EWR, PHL
  • Home to large corporations such as PPL, Air Products, B. Braun, Crayola®, C.F. Martin & Co., St. Luke’s and Lehigh Valley Health Network

After a long day of competition, teams, families, and coaches want a place to relax, recharge, and get ready for tomorrow. Lehigh Valley has comfortable lodging, area attractions, and dining options for any visiting group or team.

So, when you’re not playing in an event or supporting your team, there’s plenty to do that will Lift Your Spirits!