Parking Guide

We hope all PNC Arena guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please take a moment to review this information intended to assist you in planning your trip.

Directions and Map

For turn by turn navigation visit our Directions & Map page.

Mobile Parking Pass

Need assistance accessing your mobile parking pass? Follow these simple instructions for loading mobile parking passes on the Ticketmaster App or the Ticketmaster Website.

Parking Fees

*Fees vary for select events. Prices listed below are for reference only and are subject to change. 

NC State Basketball 
Cars and Vans - $10
Limousine, Bus, Mini-Bus, and RV's - $30

Carolina Hurricanes
Cars and Vans- $20
Limousine, Bus, Mini-Bus, and RV's - $40
Early Bird Parking - $10; limited to the first 300 cars in the Early Bird Parking Lot, accessible only via Gate A off of Trinity Road (does not apply to playoff games)

All Other Events | Please visit the event page for specific pricing (effective Jan. 1, 2019) 
Cars and Vans - $20-$30
Limousine, Bus, Mini-Bus, and RV's - $40-$60
Premier Parking - $30-$40 pre-purchase at box office only

Parking payment can be made using cash, credit or debit cards, and NFC devices (Apple/Android Pay). For all events, excluding NC State men's basketball, parking vouchers may be pre-purchased prior to the day of the event at the PNC Arena Box Office. 

PNC Arena Parking Maps

Parking and 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.

Enjoy a delicious meal in the Arena Club Restaurant.

Restaurant hours and Menus can be found HERE.

Traffic Radio.

Listen to 1630AM PNC Arena Traffic Radio for all traffic alerts and traffic flow changes. Traffic Alerts can be found HERE.

Parking Passes.

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

Premier Parking Passes are available for purchase at PNC Arena's Box Office for most concerts and events (excluding Carolina Hurricanes hockey games, NCSU basketball, and family shows with multiple performances). For information on pricing and availability visit individual event pages or call the Box Office at 919-861-2323. 

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.

Plan ahead for heavy traffic.

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

Avoid Towing.

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

Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up.

Passenger drop-off and pick-up is permitted.
Private, Bus, UBER, and Limousine Traffic Map and Procedures.


Tailgating is permitted in one parking space only - refer to our Tailgating Guidelines for proper setup and regulations. Please dispose of charcoal properly, and do not leave an open fire unattended. Please think of your fellow guests while tailgating, be safe, and dispose of all trash, bottles and cans. Broken glass may cause harm to others walking on PNC Arena property. 

PNC Arena Rideshare presented by Bud Light

Heading our way? PNC Arena Rideshare presented by Bud Light offers convenient, one-stop drop-off and pick-up location outside of the South entrance. The rideshare zone is available for all Arena events. View the Passenger Pick-up & Drop-off Procedures for details.

The Pepsi Caniac Coach

The Pepsi Caniac Coach Program is a convenient door-to-door luxury bus service to & from Carolina Hurricanes hockey games, select concerts & other events held at PNC Arena from Pepsi partner restaurants. Avoid traffic by using this free service sponsored by Pepsi. For routes and times, visit The Pepsi Caniac Coach website

Electric Vehicle Charging Spots

PNC Arena offers six Level 2 EV charging spots in the VIP parking lot. Available from 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily, each charging session is $5. If space is available, guests may upgrade to VIP parking to access the chargers. Drivers are encouraged to download the ChargePoint mobile app to start charging sessions, get updates on charging status, and for 24/7 support.


Reasons to Arrive Early

Prior to each Carolina Hurricanes game, PNC Arena offers many exciting activities for you during each visit. 

Come Early & Enjoy These Pre- and In-Game Activities:

  • Tailgate - Tailgate with family and friends pre-game in the parking lot (parking lots open 3 hours before game time). Be sure to follow our Tailgating Guidelines.

Once the doors open...

  • Visit the Buffalo Brothers Zone for pub style food and a great view of the game.
  • Promotions - Sign up for promotions that take place during each game (visit the Promotions Kiosk at Section 109 for more information).
  • CanesVision - Watch for up-to-date statistics and special features on the videoboard.
  • Merchandise - Shop for Carolina Hurricanes merchandise in the Eye merchandise stores.
  • Silent Auction - Get the first bid on Kids N’ Community Silent Auction Items. Held at the Kids ’n Community Kiosk (Main Level, Section 129/130); the silent auction features signed hockey memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the Kids ’n Community Foundation.
  • Team Warm-ups - Watch both teams warm-up during their pre-game skates.

Reasons to Stay After the Game

After each Carolina Hurricanes game, hangout at one of the post-game hot spots while you wait for parking lots to clear out.

  • Buffalo Brothers Zone
  • Ledge Lounge

Details on these areas can be found HERE.


PNC Arena is approximately a 10-15 minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (depending on traffic) but is easily accessed using I-40. For more information visit the airport’s website or call 919.840.2100.

Taxi Service

Taxi Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone at PNC Arena is located just outside the VIP Entrance. Taxis will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the conclusion of each event.

Should any guest need to call for a taxi prior to the event end, the Security Representative located at the VIP Entrance will be more than happy to assist.

GoRaleigh Bus Service

GoRaleigh's Route 26 Bus stops across from PNC Arena and services Crabtree Valley Mall, Laurel Hills Park, Olde Raleigh Village Shopping Center, and Trinity Corporate Park.

Camping Accomodations

RV_web.jpgLocated across the street from PNC Arena, the N.C. State Fairgrounds offer convenient camping amenities. There are over 350 full-service sites currently offered on Fairground property.

Call 919-612-6767 for more information or visit the Fairgrounds page for more information.


Traffic Alerts

For a list of construction projects, traffic alerts, etc. to help prepare your travel to PNC Arena click HERE.

Traffic Radio

Listen to 1630AM PNC Arena Traffic Radio for all traffic alerts and traffic flow changes.

General Parking Directions

To enter the PNC Arena Parking Lots from I-40 or Wade Avenue, exit Edwards Mill Road. Travel South to Edwards Mill Road. The main PNC Arena entrance is on your left.

VIP/Premier Parking Directions

Please display your VIP/Premier Parking Pass at all times. Special VIP/Premier lanes are created for your convenience and ease of access.

Take Wade Avenue Exit #289 onto Edward's Mill Road and travel South to Trinity Road; turn left and enter the PNC Arena property at Gate D.

From Blue Ridge Road, turn onto Westchase Blvd. and enter Gate F. 

Important Contact Info

PNC Arena Parking
919.861.2300 ext. 2114 or 1428 | email

Guest Services Hotline

PNC Arena Box Office

PNC Arena Switchboard

PNC Arena Security
919.861.2300 ext. 1141

On-site police officers and security measures are in place at the PNC Arena.

PNC Arena provides FREE motorist assistance including:

  • Lockout Assistance
  • Jump Starts
  • Flat Tire Assistance
  • Lost Car Assistance

Contact Guest Services, Security or any Parking Attendant for help.