About PNC Arena
There’s no lack of great sports in North Carolina, but the best place to see them is absolutely the PNC Arena in Raleigh. From 1999 onward it’s been the premier venue for Mid-Atlantic sports and music and this isn’t changing anytime soon. Here’s what you need to know about this iconic indoor multi-use venue.
The History of the PNC Arena
The PNC Arena might be best known as the home of the Hurricanes today, but it was originally the brainchild of NC State Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano for a new basketball venue for the college back in the 1980s. Over more than a decade of planning for this venue, though, the plan morphed into the multi-use arena (and pro hockey venue) that it is known for today.
The Hurricanes call the PNC Arena home, but it’s not just a hockey rink. The Wolfpack uses the venue for its home games as well, showcasing that Jim Valvano had some real foresight in calling for a new place for the college to hold its basketball games, making PNC Arena sports events great for anyone who loves both collegiate and pro-level sports.
That’s not all, though – Raleigh locals love it when PNC Arena concerts come to town, as the prime location and ample space of this venue mean close to 20,000 adoring fans attending music acts on tour. Lady Gaga, Elton John, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, and countless other superstars have played sell-out crowds at this great indoor arena.
What’s so great about PNC Arena events?
PNC Arena events are great thanks to Raleigh’s premier indoor venue. It’s been renovated a number of times over the years to keep it modern and to keep concert and sports event attendees in comfort. Covered tailgating sections, a rooftop bar and restaurant, a 360-degree video board, and all sorts of improvements are constantly being added to the arena both inside and out. No matter if you’re catching the Hurricanes play, watching a concert, taking in a basketball game, or any other event, you’re gonna enjoy your time at the PNC Arena.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is PNC Arena located?
This indoor arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
What kind of events does PNC Arena host?
Besides hockey and college basketball, PNC Arena events range from concerts to family shows, and other events. Past performers include Prince, Cher, Eric Clapton, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Lady Gaga, One Direction, Celine Dion, and Bon Jovi, to name just a few!
Which team is playing at PNC Arena?
PNC Arena is home to the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) and the NC State Wolfpack men's basketball team of NCAA Division I.
Where can I park for free at PNC Arena?
PNC Arena events parking prices vary - $15 for sporting events and $20 for concerts. Arena attendees can park at one of the official lots surrounding the stadium, parking spaces are paid for in cash upon arrival on the day.
What is the seating capacity of PNC Arena?
PNC Arena events seat 19,722 fans.
Who owns PNC Arena?
The arena is owned by the Centennial Authority.
How do I get to PNC Arena using public transport?
Fans who don’t want to drive can enjoy the shuttle service offered by the PNC Arena. The shuttle can be accessed by taking the NJ Transit to the Aberdeen/Matawan train station. Then you can hop on the free PNC Bank Arts Center Shuttle to come to the event.