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Giant Center
Giant Center
is a 10,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a census-designated place in the Harrisburg metropolitan area. It is home to the Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears
ice hockey team, the longest-existing member of the American Hockey League
American Hockey League
since 1938. Giant Center
Giant Center
replaced the Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Arena
Arena
as the Bears' home venue in 2002. Giant Center
Giant Center
is owned by the Derry Township Industrial and Commercial Development Authority, as much of the money for its construction was provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is operated by Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, with the naming rights owned by the Giant-Carlisle
Giant-Carlisle
grocery store chain based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The GIANT Center has 7,700 seats in the Lower Level and 2,800 seats in the Upper Level. The arena also has 688 Club Seats and 40 Luxury Suites. Wheelchair and companion seating is available on all levels.

Contents

1 History 2 Photos of the arena 3 Concessions 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] In addition to Bears games, Giant Center
Giant Center
also hosts an annual concert series and attracts many well-known entertainers. The first performance at the arena was by Cher. The arena has since continued to host a wide variety of popular acts, including American Idol
American Idol
Live! and the Harlem Globetrotters. In 2003, Giant Center
Giant Center
held the WWE's Unforgiven. Giant Center
Giant Center
also hosted the Road to Victory rally for Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain, and his running mate, Sarah Palin, on October 28, 2008.[6] President Donald Trump
Donald Trump
also held a rally to campaign in November 2016. WWE
WWE
Raw was held at Giant Center
Giant Center
with a three-hour Thanksgiving themed episode on November 23, 2009, and returned for a three-hour 'Old School' themed episode on November 15, 2010. WWE
WWE
has also held several other Raw and WWE
WWE
Friday Night SmackDown episodes here as well. The largest crowd in Giant Center
Giant Center
history was 11,002, which occurred on June 14, 2010, as the Bears clinched the Calder Cup
Calder Cup
Championship against the Texas Stars
Texas Stars
in Game 6 of the Calder Cup
Calder Cup
finals. Giant Center
Giant Center
and the city of Hershey also hosted the 2011 AHL All-Star Game and Skills Competition on January 30–31, 2011. In 2014, it was home to the Harrisburg Stampede
Harrisburg Stampede
of the Professional Indoor Football League. In 2015, Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown College
hosted the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center. Before the 2015/2016 Hershey Bears
Hershey Bears
Hockey season, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts made a $4.7 million upgrade to the production system, a new four-sided, center-hung HD scoreboard, a new LED standings board and a new LED fascia ribbon surrounding the bowl, manufactured by Daktronics. The new scoreboard's video screens measure 13.52 feet high and 23.92 feet wide. Project was funded with all private funds from HE&R. On October 1, 2016, Country megastar Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
broke the record for most attended concert when she brought her Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round to the arena. The 360-degree angle of the stage stretched across the arena floor, providing all viewers with a good show. Photos of the arena[edit]

Panoramic View of Bears Game

Giant Center
Giant Center
before the start of a game against the Lake Erie Monsters

Front of Giant Center

Inside Giant Center
Giant Center
from the ice

Concessions[edit] In 2007, the Giant Center
Giant Center
Food and Beverage Department finalized a deal with PepsiCo, with all food and drink stands in the building switched from Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola
products to Pepsi
Pepsi
products. The switch was made to equalize operations with the rest of the Hershey Entertainment Complex. Giant Center's concessions include traditional fast food items such as chicken tenders, hamburgers, french fries, and hot dogs, as well as various Italian items. Additional concessions available include Common Coffeehouse treats such as flavored coffee and pastries. The Smokehouse offering Smoked Pork BBQ, Burrito Bowls, Chicken and Beef Brisket. Cross Check Cafe offers made-to-order Deitz & Watson Deli Sandwiches, Soup, Salad and Daily Specials for Bears Hockey games. Most locations also offer children meals. Turkey Hill, a local company from nearby Lancaster County, provides its own brand of ice cream products. In 2014 Arooga's Wing Shack (Local Company) opened offering chicken tenders, regular and boneless wings with a variety of different sauces. Nodding to their presence nearby, various Hershey's chocolate products are available at most of the concession stands.

References[edit]

^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.  ^ "GIANT Center". Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. Archived from the original on April 27, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.  ^ " Giant Center
Giant Center
Arena". Century Engineering. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2011.  ^ "Giant Center". Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2004. Retrieved January 27, 2013.  ^ " Special
Special
Report: What's On Deck". SportsBusiness Journal. July 30, 2001. Retrieved September 28, 2011.  ^ Conroy, Scott (October 28, 2008). "Palin Makes 11th Visit to PA". CBS News. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 

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Giant Center Hershey Bears

Preceded by Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Arena Home of the Hershey Bears 2002–present Succeeded by current

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Hershey Bears

Formerly the Hershey B'ars and the Hershey Chocolate B'ars Founded in 1932 Based in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Franchise

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History

From B'ars to Bears Modern era 2006 Calder Cup
Calder Cup
championship Hanging Ten 2009–10 season 2013 AHL Outdoor Classic

Personnel

Owner: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company General manager: Bryan Helmer Head coach: Troy Mann Team captain: Garrett Mitchell Current roster

Arenas

Hershey Ice Palace Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Arena Giant Center

Affiliates

Washington Capitals
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(NHL) South Carolina Stingrays
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(ECHL)

Head Coaches

Herb Mitchell Ralph Weiland Don Penniston Johnny Crawford Murray Henderson Frank Mathers Chuck Hamilton Fred Stanfield Gary Green/Doug Gibson Bryan Murray Gary Inness Frank Mathers/Bill Barber John Paddock Kevin McCarthy Mike Eaves Jay Leach Bill Barber Bob Hartley Mike Foligno Paul Fixter Bruce Boudreau Bob Woods Mark French Mike Haviland Troy Mann

Hockey Hall of Famers

Frank Mathers Ralph "Cooney" Weiland

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Willie Marshall Frank Mathers Mike Nykoluk Gilles Mayer Tim Tookey Bruce Boudreau Mitch Lamoureux John Paddock John Stevens Doug Yingst

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Culture/Lore

Coco the Bear 2012 AHL Outdoor Classic 2013 AHL Outdoor Classic

Media

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Founded in 2008 Folded in 2014 Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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History Ownership Season-by-season

Arena

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Farm Show Complex & Expo Center Giant Center

Coaches

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Allstate Arena Bell MTS Place BMO Harris Bank Center Bojangles' Coliseum Quicken Loans Arena UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena Van Andel Arena Wells Fargo Arena

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SAP Center
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Stadium Hershey Bears Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Arena Hershey Theatre Hershey Nursery Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Resorts Group

The Hotel Hershey Hershey Lodge The Spa At The Hotel Hershey MeltSpa by Hershey Hershey Country Club Hersheypark
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Camping Resort

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Chocolate-based products

5th Avenue Air Delight Almond Joy Bar None Bliss Brookside Cadbury Creme Egg³ Cadbury Dairy Milk³ Cherry Blossom Cookies 'n' Creme Cookies 'n' Mint Dagoba Glosette Heath bar Hershey bar Hershey-ets Hershey's Drops Hershey's Gold Hershey's Kisses Hershey's Kissables Hershey's Miniatures Hershey's S'mores Hershey's Special
Special
Dark Kit Kat² Krackel Milk Duds Mini Eggs³ Mounds Mr. Goodbar NutRageous Oh Henry!¹ Rally Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar Reese's Fast Break Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Reese's Pieces Reese's Sticks Reese's Whipps Rolo² Scharffen Berger Skor Snack Barz Swoops Symphony Take 5 (Max 5) United States military chocolate Whatchamacallit Whoppers York Peppermint Pattie

Other products

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Sports venues in South Central Pennsylvania

Current

Biemesderfer Stadium (Millersville) Clipper Magazine Stadium
Clipper Magazine Stadium
(Lancaster) FNB Field
FNB Field
(Harrisburg) Giant Center
Giant Center
(Hershey) Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Arena
Arena
(Hershey) Hersheypark
Hersheypark
Stadium (Hershey) Horst Athletic Center (Lancaster) Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Farm Show Complex & Expo Center (Harrisburg) PeoplesBank Park
PeoplesBank Park
(York) Skyline Sports Complex (Harrisburg) Sponaugle–Williamson Field
Sponaugle–Williamson Field
(Lancaster) Stumpf Field
Stumpf Field
(Lancaster) Susquehanna Sports Center (Lemoyne) Utz Arena
Arena
(York) York Cit

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