Arena Info

PNC Arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men’s Basketball. On an annual basis, PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events including major concert tours, and family shows.

img_westcloseup_sm.jpgPNC Arena remains dedicated to furthering the area’s growing popularity by providing the best possible sports and entertainment experience in the Southeast. PNC Arena has continually offered Raleigh, the Triangle, and the southeast an abundance of sports, major concert tours, and events year after year. Studies have shown the arena’s economic impact to be greater than $170 million a year.

The $158 million PNC Arena encompasses approximately 700,000 square feet. Four different seating levels provide 18,680 seats for hockey, 19,500 for basketball, and up to 20,000 for concerts. 

PNC Arena’s 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, 51 suites, 7 loge boxes, 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 on-site by VAB Catering, is also available for private functions to serve up to 1,000 guests.

Quick Facts

  • Groundbreaking: July 22, 1997
  • Opening Night: October 29, 1999
  • Opening Event: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils
  • Size: 770,000 sq feet
  • Capacity: Up to 20,000
  • Owner: Centennial Authority
  • Operator: Gale Force Sports and Entertainment (A division of the Carolina Hurricanes)

Construction on the $158 million Arena began with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 22, 1997. PNC Arena doors opened for business in October 1999, representing the culmination of the collaborative efforts of a unique partnership known as the Centennial Authority. In part due to a grant from the State of North Carolina, the Centennial Authority owns PNC Arena building and the surrounding 80 acres, while the facility itself is operated by the Carolina Hurricanes/Gale Force Sports & Entertainment.

With construction by Hensel Phelps Construction, overseen by McDevitt Street Bovis, Inc. and architects Odell, PNC Arena yields a height of 108½ feet, a width of 495 feet, and a length of 635 feet.


Tours of PNC Arena are available for groups 10+ on non-event days (when available). Size of group may be limited.

Tours available on Monday, 12:00PM - 4:00PM and Tuesday - Friday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM.*

  • Visitors Locker Rooms
  • Star Dressing Rooms
  • CanesVision Broadcast & Production
  • Suites
  • Backstage Area

Learn about things such as:

  • How ice is made
  • How the building is changed over from event to event
  • Daily arena operations

Contact Event Operations 919.861.5469 to schedule a tour.

*Due to PNC Arena scheduling, various areas may not be available to view during some tours.



PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

PNC Arena offices are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call to schedule an appointment.

By Phone

Main Phone 919.861.2300
Press 1 Event Line
Press 2 Directions
Press 3 Box Office
Press 4 Hurricanes
Press 5 Food & Beverage
Press 6 Security
Press 7 Arena Club Restaurant
Press 8 Extension
Press 9 Day of Show Guest Services

Other Important Numbers

Main Fax 919.861.2310
Box Office 919.861.2323
Box Office TDD Line 919.861.2318
Restaurant Rsvn 919.861.6100
Catering 919.861.6102
Hurricanes Offices 919.467.7825
Premium Seating 919.861.5433