Parking FAQ

Parking & Traffic Tips

Parking Lots Open Early

PNC Arena parking lots open 3 hours prior to hockey games, and 2.5 hours prior to NC State Basketball and most other events. 

Arrive Early

To avoid traffic congestion and delays, we recommend arriving 1 hour prior to the event start time.

Plan Ahead For Heavy Traffic

Plan ahead for heavy traffic traveling on I-40, I-440, and Wade Avenue during weekdays.

Parking Passes

For your convenience, it is encouraged to purchase your parking voucher at the time of your ticket purchase at or

Please display any parking credentials (VIP, PREMIER, etc.) for easy recognition.

Premier Parking Passes are available for purchase at for concerts and events (excluding Carolina Hurricanes hockey games, NC State men's basketball, and family shows with multiple performances).

For information on pricing and availability visit individual event pages or call the Ticket Office presented by Ticketmaster at 919-861-2323. 


Tailgating is permitted at PNC Arena. Please review Tailgating Rules & Regulations for more information. 

EV Charging Stations

PNC Arena offers six ChargePoint EV charging stations in partnership with Wolfspeed. Chargers are operational from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. each day. 

Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Passenger drop-off and pick-up is permitted at the VIP Parking Lot. 

Private, Bus, UBER, and Limousine Traffic Map and Procedures.

Can’t Arrive Early?

Paved parking lots surrounding the PNC Arena fill quickly. If arriving less than 30 minutes prior to event start time, please plan to park in unpaved lots.

Avoid Towing

There is no curbside parking around PNC Arena. All unattended vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.