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“Terrible, overcrowded venue” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hersheypark Stadium

Hersheypark Stadium
100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
1-800-HERSHEY
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Ranked #15 of 15 Attractions in Hershey
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Foodieville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Terrible, overcrowded venue”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We saw FarmAid here and it was so crowded you could barely move. People were waiting in line for nearly an hour to get a beverage, food, and for the bathroom. The parking lot was also a mess with only one set of bathrooms for anyone who wanted to tailgate prior to the show. I'm not sure if every concert here is this crowded but I would never come back.

Visited September 2012
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“The stadium is a nice outdoor venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Most recently we attended to watch a local high school football game. Restrooms were clean, and the food selection was good. My only complaint was that none of the ATM's were working.

Visited September 2012
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“Farm Aid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Very organized parking, crowd control and pedestrian movement. Lots of security staffing. Safety first.

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“Old stadium; oversold for the facilities”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We attended the FarmAid concert in Sept 2012. The event organizers sold seats on the field so the capacity was doubled. It's an old facility so the bathrooms, walkways and food areas are smaller than today's newer stadiums. Add to that doubled headcount and it was a mess. Trying to move within that crowd was scary -- made you realize how easy it would be to get trampled. You could not move in the crowd. The on-going shuttle service from the Hershey Lodge made it easy to exit the parking lot which many reviewers have said is also a nightmare. I would not attend another concert or event at this facility.

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elkins park, Pa
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“Old, dilapidated stadium was a non-smokers nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Just got back from Farm Aid, and the music was great. Now about the overall experience, what a disaster!!!!!! The Hershey Park Stadium is a dilapidated, old dump. A serious lack of rest room facilities, orderly concession stands and the most uncomfortable bench seating. On top of that, a non inspired event staff permitted the audience to smoke cigarettes, marijuana and whatever else they they wanted to with impunity. What a disgrace that whole scene turned out to be. For a resort that promotes themselves as a "Americas Family Resort", the concert venue was a sad reflection on Milton Hershey's legacy.

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