PNC Arena, which opened in October 1999 and still sparkles like new, is home to the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and the N.C. State men's basketball team. The 19,700-seat venue, located in west Raleigh, has hosted an impressive array of major sports, concert tours, and events year after year. On an annual basis, PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events. NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Disney on Ice, Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Patti LaBelle, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Harlem Globetrotters, Get Motivated Seminars and Jeopardy College Championship are just to name a few events hosted by PNC Arena.
The arena is conveniently accessible from all parts of the state. Adjacent to Carter-Finley Stadium and the NC State Fairgrounds, the arena is just off I-40 and I-440 minutes from RDU International Airport. Amenities include over 8,000 designated parking spaces, 18 permanent concession stands, over 50 portable concession stands, 37 public restrooms, as well as escalators and elevators throughout the building. Equipped with three concourses, 66 luxury suites, 2,000 Club Seats, and a spacious 9,100 square foot restaurant on the Club Level, PNC Arena is well-equipped to handle events of all types. Full catering service, operated entirely onsite by VAB Catering, is also available for private functions.