The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and play out of the PPL Center. The Phantoms' franchise has been the top minor league affiliate for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers since the 1996–97 season. Team Members
The arena has been consistently full. During the 2015–16 season, the PPL Center was filled at a 97.9% capacity on average, and had 24 sellouts in the 38 Phantoms home games, including the last 13. The Phantoms finished seventh in the AHL attendance rankings with an average of 8,244 fans, surpassed only by teams with larger venues.
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Stadium or Home
PPL Center is a sports arena in Allentown, Pennsylvania that opened on September 10, 2014. Its naming rights are owned by the PPL Corporation, which is headquartered in Allentown. PPL paid an undisclosed sum over 10 years.
The arena plays host to one local minor league sports team, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. It had been home to the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, an indoor football team, who played four seasons in the arena from 2015 to 2018. It also served as the site for the last remaining home games and two home playoff games for the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul due to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2016.