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PNC Arena, Raleigh

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Home to the Carolina Hurricanes and the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, PNC Arena is a venue for both ice hockey and basketball. It seats up to 19,722 people for basketball events and 18,680 for ice hockey. Numerous concerts and family shows also take place at this 65,000 sq m (700,000 sq ft) arena; notable performers include Cher, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Elton John, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake, as well as Sesame Street Live and Disney on Ice. Throughout the building, you will find 68 concession stands and 37 restrooms. Arrange your visit to PNC Arena and discover more family-friendly attractions in Raleigh using our Raleigh trip itinerary builder.
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  • Venue easy to navigate. Just renovated, new seats. Good variety of food and beverage choices if you walk throughout the arena. They do a good job of getting traffic out in a timely manner for the most...  read more »
  • We had an amazing time at The PNC!It was very neat and clean!We arrived,and were directed right to our seats.We had great seats,my son was able to meet his idol Dean Ambrose,after the show! 
  • There are plenty of parking spaces and seats. Truthfully, seats are not comfortable. If you are 6 feet tall you will definitely have problems with your knees. 
  • There are some great events at the arena like the Hurricanes hockey. It's a clean family atmosphere. As you'd expect food and beer are expensive but they have a better than usual selection if you're willing to take a walk. Good luck parking on the same side of the oval as your seats. Chances are good you'll wind up exact opposite. Also, getting out at the end of an event is worse than most arenas.
  • Great beer friendly locals, felt right at home as a visitor. My only beef is the leg room here is worse than economy on an airline. On the other hand the food and beer here is tops. Would love to visit again.
  • LET'S GO 'CANES! Home of the Carolina Hurricanes (And the NC State Wolfpack), this arena is a great place to tailgate before heading inside for some NHL hockey, concerts, or other events. The arena will also be getting some upgrades soon to what is already a superb event space. Now if we could just do something about those Bruins fans...
  • The arena is great as usual (leg room is a struggle) and gets 4 out of 5 stars. The WWE Event we saw sucked and was a 2 out of 5 stars. What can I say about tonight? Never again smh. We laughed our asses off at the overly enthusiastic fans and the cheesy wrestling for about an hour then it kept going for another hour and a half. I had to tell off the drunks behind us and grab some dumb a$$es face to get my point across and get him and his buddies to chill smh. Never again. It was a one time experience. The people who go to wwe events are not all there.
  • As far as tax-subsidized monuments go, one can do better. Placement along a commuter corridor with no mass transit options means it is a net detraction from the community that financed it. Additionally, the only musician that could make the accoustics work there was Prince. Definitely function-built for sporting events and not live music (those rafters make your ears hurt before the end of the first set.)
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