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GIANT Center


Location 950 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
Broke ground November 8, 2000
Opened October 19, 2002
Owner Derry Township Municipal Authority
Operator Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company
Construction cost $65 million
Architect HOK Sport + Venue + Event (Kansas City, Missouri)
Tenants
Hershey Bears (2002-present)
Capacity
10,500 for in-the-round concerts, 10,500 for hockey
Dimensions
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

The GIANT Center is a 10,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. It is home to the Hershey Bears ice hockey team and replaced the Hersheypark Arena as the Bears' home in 2002. Image File history File links GiantCenter_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Giantcenter. ... Hershey is also the name of a candy company see: Hersheys Hershey is an unincorporated community within Derry Township in Dauphin County in the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) east of Harrisburg. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (HE&R) is a privately owned company of the Hershey Trust Company. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... HOK Sport + Venue + Event, a division of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, is an architectural practice specializing in the design of public assembly spaces and planning of major special events. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... The Hershey Bears are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League of which the Bears are also the senior member club. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Hershey is also the name of a candy company see: Hersheys Hershey is an unincorporated community within Derry Township in Dauphin County in the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) east of Harrisburg. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area    - City 26. ... The Hershey Bears are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League of which the Bears are also the senior member club. ... HERSHEYPARK Arena, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania housed millions of spectators for sports and entertainment over seven decades of multi-purpose use. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


In addition to Bears games, the arena also hosts an annual concert series and attracts many well known acts. The GIANT Center opened its doors with a performance by Cher and has since hosted acts ranging from 50 Cent to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Drew Carey's Comedy Tour. Several conventions make yearly stops here as well, notably the Pennsylvania RV & Camping Show and the auction of the Antique Automobile Club of America's Fall Meet. In 2003, the GIANT Center held WWE Unforgiven. In 2007, the GIANT Center will host WWE No Mercy. Cher[1] (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra (often abbreviated as TSO) is a progressive rock/metal orchestra founded by Paul ONeill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva in 1996. ... Drew Carey Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) is an American actor and comedian recognizable by his crew cut and black-rimmed glasses. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Unforgiven is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which usually takes place every September. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ...


The GIANT Center is owned by the local government, as much of the money for its construction was provided by the Commonwealth (under Governor Tom Ridge). It is operated by Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. The naming rights are owned by the GIANT Food grocery store chain based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Thomas Joseph Ridge (born August 27, 1945 near Pittsburgh) is a U.S. political figure who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001–2003), and the first United States Secretary of... Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (HE&R) is a privately owned company of the Hershey Trust Company. ... A GIANT of Carlisle Supermarket in Shillington, Pennsylvania. ... Coordinates , Government County Cumberland County Founded 1751 Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Geographical characteristics Area     City 14. ...




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Giant Center Tickets - Giant Center Information - Giant Center Seating Chart (174 words)
The price listed for Giant Center tickets is the total price per ticket and may be over the printed price on the ticket.
Giant Center seats are together, side by side, unless otherwise noted.
Actual Giant Center seat numbers are withheld for the privacy of both buyer and seller.
About Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (1112 words)
GIANT Center is the new state-of-the-art arena that opened in fall 2002.
GIANT Center seats 10,500 and hosts a wide variety of events, including HERSHEY BEARS ice hockey, concerts, ice shows, family shows and more.
GIANT Center is owned by The Township of Derry Industrial and Commercial Development Authority, and managed by Regional Area Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.
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