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PNC Arena

Opened:Oct. 29, 1999Home Team:Carolina Hurricanes
Owner:Centennial AuthorityCapacity:18,680
Location:1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NCFormer Names:Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena (1999–2002)
RBC Center (2002–2012)

PNC Arena (originally Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena and formerly the RBC Center) is an indoor arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The arena seats 18,680 for ice hockey and 19,500 for basketball, including 61 suites, 13 luxury boxes, and 2,000 club seats. The building has three concourses and a 300-seat restaurant.

PNC Arena is home to the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and the NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball team of NCAA Division I. The arena neighbors Carter–Finley Stadium, home of Wolfpack Football; the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and Dorton Arena (on the Fairgrounds). The arena also hosted the Arena Football League Carolina Cobras from 2000 to 2002. It is the fourth-largest arena in the ACC (after the JMA Wireless Dome, KFC Yum! Center, and the Dean Smith Center) and the eighth-largest arena in the NCAA.

Carolina Hurricanes PNC Arena
PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina (Carolina Hurricanes media)

First Games

  • Oct. 29, 1999 – Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils (4-2 loss)

Notable Events

  • Stanley Cup Final – 2002, 2006
  • NHL Entry Draft – 2004
  • NHL All-Star Game – 2011
  • CIAA men’s basketball tournament – 1999 to 2008
  • NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament (round one) – 2004, 2008, 2014, 2016
  • WWE Summerslam – 2000