Giant Center Turns 15!
Giant Center has been home to world-class entertainment and the Hershey Bears Hockey team for the past 15 years. We have all became used to seeing the beautiful state-of-the-art building as a staple in Hershey, PA but do you know all the facts about Giant Center? We pulled together a few of our favorites about the building.
306,000 total square feet in the main arena
100 feet from ice to ceiling
17,000 square feet floor area
85’ x 200’ ice rink
12,500 for in-the-round concerts
10,000 for end staging
10,500 for hockey
7,700 seats in Level 100 (lower level and suites)
2,800 seats in Level 200 (upper level)
40 Luxury Suites
688 club seats
Amount of Events:
Approximately 160 events per year
November 8, 2000
Cher performing her “Living Proof – The Farewell Tour” on October 15, 2002
First Hershey Bears Game:
Saturday, October 19, 2002 vs. Rochester
It takes about 5-7 hours from end of event to "ice ready" for a Bears game and back.
To experience the Giant Center for yourself, visit www.HersheyEntertainment.com.
Giant Center hosts an impressive line-up of star-studded performances including concerts, professional ice shows and family events. It also serves as home to the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and various PIAA high school state championship events.