Most of the major sports teams in Pennsylvania are concentrated in Philadelphia. The city is home to multiple teams.
|Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia 76ers||Philadelphia Flyers||Philadelphia Phillies||Philadelphia Union||Philadelphia Stars|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Penguins||Pittsburgh Pirates||Pittsburgh Maulers|
Teams competing in minor sports leagues are well-distributed in other cities. For example, the Altoona Curve has a home stadium in Altoona, while the Eric Seawolves play from UPMC Park in Erie, PA.
The first professional hockey game in the United States was played in Pennsylvania in 1901, and the state has been a hotbed of hockey ever since
Other minor teams include the Harrisburg Senators (AA baseball), Reading Fightin Phils (AA baseball), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL hockey), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL hockey), and the Erie BayHawks (G League basketball).
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, having been founded in 1946 as the Syracuse Nationals before moving to Philadelphia in 1963. The Pittsburgh Condors of the ABA also played in the state in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1892. It featured a match between the Latrobe Athletic Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club.
As of 2023, the Keystone state is home to two of the most storied franchises in NFL history: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pennsylvania has been home to several major league teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The state's long baseball history stretches back over a century.
The first professional baseball game was played in Pennsylvania in 1869, while the first National League game was played in Philadelphia in 1876.
Pennsylvania is a major hotbed of hockey. The first professional hockey game in the United States was played in Pennsylvania in 1901.
As of 2023, the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins are both members of the NHL, and the Hershey Bears are one of the most successful franchises in the AHL.