The Giant Center, located on 550 West Hersheypark Drive in Hershey Penn., was built in 2002 as a replacement for the Hersheypark Arena. In addition to being the home of the Hershey Bears, the multipurpose arena also hosts a series of concerts that attracts a wide variety of performers every year. On September 3, 2002, Cher was the first entertainer to grace the stage of the Giant Center with her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. Next to the Giant Center lies Hersheypark, an impressive local amusement park famous for its 330-foot tall observation tower aptly named, the Kissing Tower. Chocolate World is another popular destination in the area and lies right next to the arena. Guests can enjoy a free educational ride and a free sample of Hershey's chocolate. Shop for your Giant Center tickets at StubHub.
What is the seating capacity of the Giant Center?
During concert and performance events, the stadium can seat 12,500 people. During Hershey Bear games the Giant Center can accommodate up to 10,500 spectators.
Can I bring my kids to the Giant Center?
Children chaperoned by an adult who is 18 years or older are always welcome to events within the arena unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Where can I park at the Giant Center and how much does it cost?
Guests attending Giant Center events can easily find parking. Multiple lanes lead visitors past parking booth attendees toward both the arena and Hersheypark. Lot attendants will streamline your parking process by leading the way to the least congested portion of the 10,000-space lot. Parking fees vary depending on the event.
Can I use my Hersheypark pass to park for free at the Giant Center?
No, Hersheypark passes are only valid for free parking to the amusement park or Chocolate World.
Is the Giant Center wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Giant Center is accessible by the main entrance and offers wheelchair-accessible seating in every section of the stadium. All guests requiring accessible seating may also request up to three companion seats at the time of ticket purchase.
What can I expect from the food and beverage options in the Giant Center?
There is a multitude of food and drink alternatives throughout the arena. Guests can enjoy a selection of typical fast-food like hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, chicken tenders or Italian food. There are several popular eateries throughout the Giant Center including Common Coffeehouse which serves an assortment of gourmet coffee and pastries and The Smokehouse which offers smokey barbecue pork, chicken and beef briskets and burrito bowls. You can also check out the Cross Check Cafe which serves made-to-order Dietz & Watson deli sandwiches.Back to Top
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