Hersheypark Stadium History
Hersheypark Stadium is one of the oldest venues in Pennsylvania, having opened in 1939
and located inside Hersheypark, the amusement park run by the chocolate company of the same name. It has hosted a wide array
of sporting events and concerts and is annually one of the highest attended venues in all of Pennsylvania. The venue is so
revered that it has been visited by Presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower who held a birthday party at the renowned venue
and George W. Bush who stopped her while campaigning in 2004. This venue has hosted a CONCACAF qualifying tournament which
decided which men's teams made it to the Sydney Olympics. The 2013 AHL Outdoor Classic was held at Hersheypark Stadium in
which the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Hershey Bears 2-1.
Hersheypark Stadium Events
Stadium is a great venue that plays host to a variety of events that attract fans from all over the Hershey, PA area. Several
local sports teams call this venue home, and sports fans love to catch the action in person. Hersheypark Stadium also hosts
some of the top recording artists in the music industry on a regular basis, and there are some great shows on the docket this
year. The Moonshine Jungle Tour featuring Bruno Mars will hit the stage at this stadium this summer, as will Fall Out Boy.
Jimmy Buffet will bring his laid-back tunes to Hersheypark Stadium in August, and will be followed up by the Zac Brown band
the following night. Get out to see a great event at this top venue.
is well known throughout the world as home of the Hershey chocolate company that makes the iconic Hershey chocolate bar and
Hershey's Kisses. There is however, much more to the city than just the chocolate factory. Hersheypark is a sprawling amusement
park offering rides and other attractions that the whole family will love. Although it is currently only home to one sports
team, the Hershey Bears of the AHL, Hershey has a long history of sports including being home to the Hershey Arena which saw
Wilt Chamberlain score an NBA record 100 points in a single game for the Philadelphia Warriors in the arena. For a more cultural
experience you can visit the Hershey Area Playhouse, the Hershey Museum, or the Hershey Public Library.
Stadium Seating Layout
With the ability to seat more than 15,600 people for football and soccer, Hersheypark Stadium
is able to attract big time sports events and the environment at the stadium for important match ups is nothing short of electric.
When a concert comes to the stadium, seating capacity is increased to 30,000 which allows Hersheypark Stadium to host some
of the biggest concerts to come to town. Wherever you sit in Hersheypark Stadium you are guaranteed to have a perfect view
of all the action taking place on the field or on the concert stage and the acoustics are fantastic.
What is the record attendance for a sporting event at Herseypark Stadium?
The answer is 17,311,
when the Hersey Bears took on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.