|Opened||May 18, 1939|
|Owner||Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company|
|Former name(s)||Hershey Sports Stadium|
|Seating type||15,641 Soccer & Football |
|Capacity||15,641 Soccer & Football |
Hersheypark Stadium is a stadium located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on the grounds of Hersheypark. It opened on May 18, 1939.
It is used as a sporting facility, concert venue and location for various other large functions (including a birthday gala for President Dwight D. Eisenhower). In addition, it hosted the 2004 Presidential Race Campaign stop for President George W. Bush.
It also hosts the Cavalcade of Bands and Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship marching band competitions, every November.
2013 AHL Outdoor ClassicEdit
Hersheypark Stadium hosted the fourth annual AHL Outdoor Classic in 2013, with the local Hershey Bears facing the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The "Baby Pens" defeated the Bears in front of a capacity crowd of 17,311 fans by a score of 2-1.