The PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina is a versatile arena, serving as home base for both the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and the NCAA men's basketball team at North Carolina State, the Wolfpack. Originally built as a basketball arena, the building sits next to Wolfpack football Carter-Finley Stadium, and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Covering 700,000 square feet, it's the eighth-largest arena in the NCAA, seating 19,722 guests for basketball games (and 18,680 for hockey). In addition to its functions as a hockey and basketball arena, PNC Arena hosts concerts, shows, fundraisers, conferences, and special sports. In 2006, PNC Arena saw the Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup on home ice -- North Carolina's first major professional sports championship.
Each year the PNC Arena hosts 1.5 million guests over the course of 150 different shows and events. It caters to families quite a bit, bringing shows such as Disney on Ice and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Past musical acts include Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Bruno Mars, the Eagles, and The Who.
PNC Arena is versatile in other ways as well. It's nicely equipped for event hosting and has a flexible and accessible range of options for those looking to book private dinners, fundraisers, summits, and receptions. The arena is set up in such a way that it's easy to scale up or down for different size events and it's become a popular destination for big events in the area, with full audio-visual support, catering, and more provided for a whole range of applications. For a small corporate lunch, the Varsity Club, which seats up to 75, offers an LCD projector, two flat-screen TVs, and satellite radio hookups. The arena's close relationship with North Carolina State University means that many of the events hosted here are related to the school.
Frequently Asked Questions About PNC Arena Events and Tickets
What events are at PNC Arena?
PNC Arena is primarily used as the home of NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. However, PNC Arena does host a number of concerts and other events. See full PNC Arena schedule above.
How much are tickets at PNC Arena?
PNC Arena ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, PNC Arena tickets can be found for as low as $22.00, with an average price of $162.00 but can vary depending on the event.
Where is PNC Arena?
PNC Arena is located at 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.