2019-20 Carolina Hurricanes Home Schedule and Seating Chart
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their efforts toward a Stanley Cup in the 2019-20 season. After advancing to the postseason last year for the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Hurricanes made it the whole way to the Eastern Conference finals where they were abruptly sent home by the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in four games.
Carolina Hurricanes tickets are a hot item for fans this season, though a large part of Carolina’s success in 2019-20 depends upon how well the team performs at home at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes’ home schedule is quite interesting and fans are looking forward to enjoying all the action at one the NHL’s premier venues. Here’s a look at the Carolina Hurricanes home schedule and seating chart.
Thank the Schedule Gods
2019-20 is one of those seasons where the Hurricanes and their fans can thank the NHL scheduling gods. When it comes to the Carolina Hurricanes home schedule, 27 out of 41 home games will be played on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Weekend games usually mean a packed house as many fans have those days off.
Eleven of the Hurricanes’ home games will be played against teams that made the Stanley Cup playoffs last year. Playing in front of a rowdy, packed home crowd is definitely a benefit when playing the best teams in the league.
The holidays will also be good to the Hurricanes. Beginning December 28, Carolina will begin a stretch of seven straight home games. They will play the Washington Capitals (first place in the Metropolitan Division) twice and Arizona (first place in the Pacific Division) once.
Stretching that homestand into February, Carolina will play 12 of 14 home games. That stretch ends on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2. The Hurricanes will host the Vancouver Canucks.
A Solid Start
After 33 games of the 2019-20 NHL season, the Hurricanes sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division with a 20-11-2 overall record. With 42 points, Carolina trails first-place Washington by 11 and the second-place New York Islanders by just four.
Carolina is 10-5 at home so far this season. The Hurricanes won three in a row at PNC Arena early in the season beating Chicago, Calgary, and Detroit to give Carolina a 9-3-1 record after 13 games. It’s the longest home win streak of the season thus far.
The Hurricanes’ start can be attributed to an outstanding defense which leaves Carolina fifth in the NHL in goals against (2.61 goals per game). The Hurricanes are also ninth in goals for. Andrei Svechnikov leads the team with 13 goals and 34 points and Teuvo Teravainen has 33 points on seven goals and 26 assists.
Big (6-foot-6-inch, 225-pound) defenseman Dougie Hamilton is tied for second in the NHL in plus/minus rating with a plus-18. He has 31 points already – he totaled 39 all of last season – and is on his way to a career-high (50 with Calgary in 2016-17).
PNC Arena Seating
Fans get to experience the thrill of Hurricanes hockey from any of the 18,680 seats available at PNC Arena. Built-in 1999, the arena has three concourses with 2,000 club-level seats, 13 loge boxes, and 59 suites.
Hard-core fans find value in On Ice and Center Ice Premier seating, which includes all seats in the first and second rows behind the glass and the three center sections at the red line. These include Sections 118 to 120 on the East end of the arena and Sections 103 to 105 on the West end.
Club seats are also a great way to enjoy Hurricanes home action at PNC Arena. These seats are found on the second level, appropriately known as Club Level, of the arena. Club seating offers a variety of amenities including in-seat service. Fans can order food and beverages during the game and never have to miss one second of the game’s action.
More premier seating options are available at the Ledge Lounge found on Club Level between sections 226 and 228. The lounge offers some astonishing views of the ice. Fans can also check out the action via three conveniently located flat-screen TVs. The Ledge is also a great place to meet up with friends and family and catch the Hurricanes.
The 53 private suites, Champions Club, and Loge boxes also provide further premier seating options for Hurricanes fans. Loge boxes are a cross between a season ticket and a suite. The Ledge is a unique experience that is new in modern arenas. Fans can enjoy Hurricanes hockey in what amounts to a mini-suite that accommodates four to eight guests in a shared lounge setting.
Fans sitting in the 200 and 300 levels of the arena still enjoy all the fast-paced Hurricanes action. They also have access to over 50 food and beverage outlets as well as the 300-seat Arena Club Restaurant. PNC Arena is one of the premier venues in the National Hockey League. The venue continues to dazzle as the Hurricanes look to gain their seventh playoff appearance in 2019-20 and a second Stanley Cup.