The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

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Contact Information


Dave Gerdes
800 E. Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814)-231-9684
Pennsylvania US
Partner Details: 
  • Happy Valley is the geographical center of Pennsylvania and the Home of Penn State University.
  • With new community facilities available off campus, it’s the perfect place to host sporting events year round.
  • Numerous lodging facilities and restaurants are within easy access to all facilities, minimizing transportation costs.
  • And, during any free time, there are plenty of other activities and attractions to help your team members to relax and prepare for the next round of competitions.


Key Venues:

C-3 Sports:

  • Recently built 26,000 sf “Dome” accommodates basketball, volleyball, and wrestling events.
  • Existing 14,000 sf “Gym” also accommodates Basketball, volleyball, and wrestling events.
  • Plenty of parking, two concession areas, and two large lobbies for merchandise display.
  • Conveniently located by major shopping area and major highway. Within fifteen minutes from State College and majority of hotel inventory


Nittany Valley Sports Centre:

  • 74,000 sq. ft. of rentable space
  • 6 basketball courts or 9 volleyball courts in 1 location
  • Within 5 miles of the hotels, downtown, airport and campus
  • 500 paved, parking stalls
  • Full service, commercial kitchen
  • Turf and Hardcourt options


Centre Region Parks & Recreation::

  • 20+ Adult and Youth Softball Fields
  • 10+ Youth Baseball Fields
  • Multiple Soccer and Lacrosse Fields
  • All facilities conveniently located to hotels and downtown State College
  • Plenty of free parking