PNC Arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men’s Basketball. On an annual basis, PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events including major concert tours, and family shows.
PNC Arena remains dedicated to furthering the area’s growing popularity by providing the best possible sports and entertainment experience in the Southeast. PNC Arena has continually offered Raleigh, the Triangle, and the southeast an abundance of sports, major concert tours, and events year after year. A 2004 study by the accounting firm Ernst and Young estimated the arena’s economic impact to be about $170 million a year.
The $158 million PNC Arena encompasses approximately 700,000 square feet. Four different seating levels provide 18,680 seats for hockey, 19,722 for basketball, 19,500 for center-stage concerts, and 18,800 for endstage 360 performances.
PNC Arena’s amenities include over 8,000 designated parking spaces, 18 permanent concession stands, over 50 portable concession stands, 37 public restrooms, as well as escalators and elevators throughout the building.
Equipped with three concourses, 59 suites, 13 loge boxes, 1,660 Club Seats, and a spacious 9,100 square foot restaurant on the Club Level, PNC Arena is well-equipped to handle events of all types. Full catering service, operated entirely on-site by VAB Catering, is also available for private functions to serve up to 1,000 guests.