Sep 18 / 2019

PNC Arena Unveils New Centerhung LED Display System

(RALEIGH, NC) – Gale Force Sports & Entertainment, in association with the Centennial Authority, today announced that construction of a 4,000-square-foot centerhung LED display system at PNC Arena has been completed. The new display will be operational during tonight’s Carolina Hurricanes’ preseason game. The system will serve as a key feature during Carolina Hurricanes hockey games, NC State University men’s basketball games and other special events at PNC Arena.


“The impressive high-resolution centerhung video board is nearly three times larger than the previous system,” said PNC Arena and Hurricanes President Don Waddell. “The new board is one of several recent enhancements provided by the Centennial Authority, which allow us to produce a more dynamic in-arena presentation.”


The $4.2 million system was designed by Daktronics of Brookings, SD, and includes a main display as well as two additional displays mounted to the underbelly. It features curved corners to provide a 360-degree continuous presentation of digital content, and with variable content zoning abilities, can feature one large image or multiple zones that present unique display opportunities for sponsorship, live video and in-game statistics.


Among the largest in the NHL, the main display measures approximately 25 feet high by 50 feet wide on each side and each end measures 25 feet high by 32 feet wide. The additional displays on the underbelly measure approximately 10 feet high by 20 feet wide and are visible to fans, players and coaches closest to the playing surface.


In addition to the new centerhung display, a video projection mapping system as well as theatrical lighting were installed last fall for a combined investment of $3.33 million. The projection system provides impressive video image displays on both ice and court surfaces. Additionally, the theatrical lighting design features 60 moving lights that highlight key aspects of a game or event.


For Hurricanes ticket information, please visit or call 1-866-NHL-CANES (1-866-645-2263); for NC State men’s basketball visit or call 919-865-1510. 


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About PNC Arena

Home to the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) and North Carolina State University men’s basketball program, PNC Arena is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena that hosts more than 1.5 million guests and over 150 events each year. PNC Arena opened in October 1999, and accommodates 20,000 based on the event configuration. The arena is owned by the Centennial Authority and managed by Gale Force Sports & Entertainment. PNC Arena ( is located in Raleigh, NC.


About Centennial Authority

The Centennial Authority was created by an act of the General Assembly in 1995 to study, design, plan, construct, own and operate a regional, multi-purpose facility, which was to become PNC Arena and home to tenants NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball and the Carolina Hurricanes hockey franchise. Twenty-One members serve as a volunteer board appointed by leaders from the State of North Carolina, Wake County, the City of Raleigh, and the Wake County Mayors. The Chancellor of North Carolina State University serves in accordance with the authorizing statute. Since arena opening on October 29, 1999, the Authority, as owners, continue to provide facility oversight, finance monitoring, operations, upgrades, new additions and all activities associated with owner responsibility of ensuring this multi-million dollar, multi-purpose arena will remain a first-class facility for the people of the state and region that it serves. For more information on the Centennial Authority, visit:


About Daktronics

Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards, audio systems and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at