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PNC Arena, Raleigh

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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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Staying downtown provides the most convenient access to Raleigh's leading attractions. You'll find a couple of large, efficient hotels here--they feature a large volume of beds. The area around the North Campus of North Carolina State University lies just west of downtown and features a handful of additional hotels. A cluster of national chain hotels and motels lies in the midtown area north of downtown. There are a couple of bus lines that provide easy access to downtown from here, so this area serves as a suitable option if you cannot find accommodation in the city center. The intersection of I-440 and Route 70 to the northwest of downtown features numerous hotels and motels, but these largely cater to business travelers who require convenient access to both downtown and the airport.
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  • Home of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey and home of the NC State Wolfpack basketball team. They have a lot of shows and concerts. There's plenty of paid parking there  more »
  • The accessibility to the arena is great! There are several entrances that move quickly. The layout inside with numbers going both up and down (it's circular...)is a little confusing if you come up the...  more »
  • If you enjoy a venue that is close by and right off the highway, check out the PNC Arena. Any seat is a good seat at any hockey game, concert, basketball game, or kids show.  more »
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  • Good place to watch a hockey game. Easy to manage the parking lot, park, and leave too. Very well organized. Concession and parking prices are high as to be expected, but tickets to games are so cheap it really isn't a big deal.
  • Nice arena to see a concert or a hockey game. Be aware though if you are taller and have line legs, the seats can be a bit tight. Concessions are on the higher side price wise, but not bad. Parking is still a bit expensive after all these years, which doesn't make any sense to me. It is fairly easy to get out afterwards though.
  • Generally a good place to see a show or a game. Parking ($20) is outrageous. No wonder you can pay for parking with a credit card now! They have a reasonably good handle on traffic management. I appreciated that I was able to exit and re-enter to get something left in my car.
  • PNC Arena is a state of the art facility. I have been to this facility numerous times in the past and I am never disappointed by the arena itself. Parking is close, cheap and traffic flow is bearable. Getting into the arena is a breeze, security is efficient and quick. The food is good, (highly recommend BBQ Nachos) and the overall service of staff is great! The only poor aspect of PNC is that their tenants do not win! I can not wait for my next visit to PNC Arena!
  • Fairly good at directing traffic and providing instructions. I'm not a fan of the security check-ins but hey, safety first! Especially nowadays... I've enjoyed all the events I've attended here, but be prepared for traffic! Factor in at least an extra 15-20 min just for parking and checking in whenever you attend an event here.