Since opening night (October 29, 1999) PNC Arena has held over 2,000 events for audiences of all ages. NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Disney on Ice, Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Patti LaBelle, Taylor Swift, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, USHRA Monster Jam, NHL Entry Draft, Jeopardy College Championship, just to name a few.
Groundbreaking - July 22, 1997 Opening Night - October 29, 1999 (Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils)
Size - 700,000 sq. feet, a height of 108½ feet, a width of 495 feet, and a length of 635 feet. Capacity - Up to 20,000.
Owner - Centennial Authority Operator - Gale Force Sports and Entertainment (A division of the Carolina Hurricanes)
Pays more than $2 million in combined payment in lieu of property taxes (PILOT) annually to the City of Raleigh and Wake County (almost $24 million total since 2000) – the only public facility in North Carolina that does so.