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September 21, 2003

GIANT Center - Hershey, Pa.

Hershey, Pa.'s GIANT Center was the site of WWE's Unforgiven in 2003. While the arena has not been home to any other major sports-entertainment events, it has hosted RAW and SmackDown. However, in Sept. 1992, with the help of Razor Ramon and Mr. Perfect, Ric Flair got the pinfall over "Macho Man" Randy Savage for the WWE Championship at the town's older Hersheypark Arena.

The GIANT Center, which opened in 2002, is home to the AHL's 2006 Calder Cup Champion Hershey Bears. Cher was the first act to perform at the new GIANT Center, and since then performance, at the arena have included 50 Cent, Transiberian Orchestra, American Idols Live!, Cirque du Soleil's Delirium, the Harlem Globetrotters and Drew Carey's comedy tour. The GIANT Center is named for the GIANT Food grocery store chain based in Carlisle, Pa.

Hershey is best known for Hershey Foods Corporation, America's largest chocolate company, which was founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey. Hershey's Chocolate World offers a tour of the candy factory (which ends with a free sample of chocolate), and Hershey-related restaurants and shops. The Hersheypark amusement park boasts more than 60 rides and attractions, including 10 rollercoasters, and an adjacent zoo, ZooAmerica, which is home to animals such as wolves, bears, lions, otters and lynx, to name a few. Hersheypark will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2007. Near Chocolate World, the air has been known to be permeated by the sweet smells of chocolate.

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