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FLA Live Arena

Opened:Oct. 3, 1998Home Team:Florida Panthers
Owner:Broward County, FloridaCapacity:19,250
Location:1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FLFormer Names:National Car Rental Center (1998–2002)
Office Depot Center (2002–2005)
Bank Atlantic Center 
BB&T Center (2012–2021)

FLA Live Arena (previously known as the National Car Rental Center, Office Depot Center, BankAtlantic Center, and BB&T Center) is an indoor arena located next to Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, Florida. It is the home venue for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. It was completed in 1998 for US$185 million, almost entirely publicly financed, and features 70 suites and 2,623 club seats.

BB&T Center (Now FLA Live Arena)
BB&T Center (Now FLA Live Arena) (Yanjipy, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

First Game

  • Oct. 9, 1998 – Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (4-1 win)

Notable Events

  • Stanley Cup Final – 2023
  • NHL All-Star Game – 2003, 2023
  • NHL Entry Draft – 2001, 2015