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Hersheypark Stadium
Hersheypark Stadium
Built 1937-1939
Opened May 18, 1939
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania
Owner Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Expanded 1940
Construction cost $1,500,000
Former name(s) Hershey Sports Stadium
Seating type 15,641 Soccer & Football
30,000 Concerts
Capacity 15,641 Soccer & Football
30,000 Concerts

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.

2018 AHL Outdoor ClassicEdit

The facility is scheduled to host a January 20, 2018 game between the Hershey Bears and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms as part of the Bears 80th Anniversary season.

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