Giant Center Seating Charts

Giant Center - Basketball GA Seating Map

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Giant Center - Center Stage 2 Seating Map

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Giant Center - Chris Tomlin 2 Seating Map

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Giant Center - Disney On Ice Seating Map

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Giant Center - Endstage GA Floor Seating Map

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Giant Center - Foreigner Seating Map

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Giant Center - General Admission Seating Map

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Giant Center - Hockey Seating Map

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Giant Center - Jeff Dunham 2018 Seating Map

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Giant Center - Lauren Daigle Seating Map

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Giant Center - WWE Seating Map

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About Giant Center

Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Giant Center is an arena that first opened its doors in 2002. Currently, it’s under the ownership of Derry Township Industrial and Commercial Development Authority.


Giant Center Seating

Giant Center has a total capacity of 12,500. However, this figure can vary for events with unique venue configurations.


Teams and Events at Giant Center

Giant Center is the home to the Hershey Bears (AHL). The venue serves as the stage for concert and hockey events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into Giant Center

Want to ensure a smooth entry to Giant Center? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at Giant Center

Security at Giant Center is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that Giant Center has a strict bag policy.


Giant Center Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

At Giant Center, guests should be prepared to open and have their hand-carried items available for inspection. Hand-carried items include but are not limited to, bags and purses that meet the size requirements (must not exceed 5" x 8" x 1"). The venue has implemented the use of magnetometers for all guests upon entry. Guests are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the event start time and bring only essential items into the venue.

    Allowed Bags:
  • Hand clutches, wristlets, and small purses (must not exceed 5" x 8" x 1")
  • Medical equipment bags and parenting needs bags smaller than 14" x 14" x 6"
    Prohibited Bags:
  • Backpacks
  • Large purses
  • Clear bags
  • Fanny packs
  • Camera bags
  • Drawstring bags
  • Totes
  • Suitcases


What to Bring to Giant Center

When you come to an event at Giant Center, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


Is Giant Center ADA Accessible?

Giant Center is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all guests. Assistive listening is available, and so is sensory accessibility. The venue is ADA compliant, too. Typically, Giant Center has special seating and preferred entry gates for these patrons. Be sure to check the policy for your specific event for more information.


Giant Center Experience

Your experience at Giant Center extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at Giant Center

Plenty of concessions are available at Giant Center. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer, mixed drinks and wine.


Payment Methods Accepted at Giant Center

Giant Center primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although Giant Center accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Are There Phone Charging Stations at Giant Center?

Yes, Giant Center is equipped with phone charging stations throughout. They are usually located in the concourse. However, it’s important to note that these charging stations may require a small fee, so we suggest fully charging your device before arriving at the venue.


Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.


How to Get to Giant Center

Giant Center is located at 550 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


Giant Center Parking Details

Giant Center has plenty of parking options nearby. Many event-goers will utilize onsite parking, while others will use nearby public parking. Parking prices can range depending on where you decide to park and may even be free for some events. We have outlined some of the closest parking options for Giant Center visitors. They are Hersheypark Parking Plaza, 103 W Chocolate Ave Garage, 46 Outlet Square Parking, 651 West Areba Avenue Parking and 115 Museum Drive Parking.


How Early Should I Get to Giant Center?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.

If you plan on tailgating, we recommend getting to Giant Center even earlier, so you can enjoy the full pregame experience!


Can You Tailgate at Giant Center?

Giant Center permits tailgating. However, the regulations concerning open flames, grills, and open containers can differ depending on local laws. Specific events may also have different rules, so reviewing the venue's particular guidelines is always wise when planning your tailgate. Remember that the goal is to create an enjoyable and safe environment for all event attendees.


Closest Bus Stop to Giant Center

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at W Chocolate Ave & Rite Aid or W Chocolate Ave & Days Inn.


Closest Train Stop to Giant Center

You can find the nearest train/metro station at Middletown (Union Street & Mill St). One of the biggest benefits of taking the train is that it is rarely late, and you never have to deal with unforeseen traffic or parking issues.


Giant Center Surrounding Area

A stone’s throw away from Giant Center, a variety of restaurants await, serving everything from local specialties to global dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast snack before the event or a gourmet meal, there’s a choice for every taste. The vicinity also features a selection of hotels, providing a handy option for guests from out of town. With everything from high-end lodgings to economical choices, there’s a suitable resting place for every traveler.


Nearby Restaurants to Giant Center

Giant Center is surrounded by great restaurants and bars ready for any pre-event or post-event activities. Here are the top rated bars and/or restaurants close to the venue: Devon Seafood & Steak, Houlihan's, Fenicci's of Hershey, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews and The Chocolate Avenue Grill.

The Giant Center is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and has been a popular destination in the area since opening in 2002. With so much to offer, including a modern design and top of the line amenities, the Giant Center never has a difficult time staying busy throughout the year.

The Giant Center has an approximate seating capacity of 12,500. This is not the largest indoor multi-purpose venue in the state, but it has quite a bit to offer nonetheless. In addition to regular hockey games, the Giant Center also hosts other events ranging from concerts to comedy tours to ice shows.

The Giant Center is operated by the famous Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company. With plenty of financial backing and a great design, the Giant Center is sure to be hosting quality events for many more years to come.


FAQs about Giant Center

What time do doors open at Giant Center?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at the Giant Center. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as sho


Are VIP Packages or Accessible Seating offered at Giant Center?

Giant Center VIP seating packages and accessible seating section locations may vary per event. Please click the seating chart below or contact our customer service department to discuss options for accessible seating or VIP package purchases.


Who plays at the Giant Center?

The Hershey Bears are the home team at the Giant Center.

Facts about Giant Center

Capacity:

10,500


Date Opened:

October 15, 2002

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
District 3 PIAA Basketball Championships Feb 28, 2024 From $38 16
District 3 PIAA Basketball Championships Feb 29, 2024 From $25 16
District 3 PIAA Basketball Championships Mar 1, 2024 From $25 16
Hershey Bears Mar 2, 2024 From $57 103
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Mar 7, 2024 From $25 50
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Mar 8, 2024 From $25 56
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Mar 8, 2024 From $28 9
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Mar 9, 2024 From $28 9
PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships Mar 9, 2024 From $25 26
Lauren Daigle Mar 14, 2024 From $58 2,269