A major hub for events in North Carolina's Triangle region, the indoor PNC Arena is home to the NHL 2006 Stanley Cup Champions Carolina Hurricanes
,as well as the NC State Wolfpack
men's basketball team. The arena opened in 1999 with the Hurricanes playing against the New Jersey Devils. Today, PNC Arena hosts more than 1.5 million visitors annually at events ranging from hockey and basketball tournaments to major concerts and family shows.
The 700,000-square-foot PNC Arena can accommodate nearly 20,000 fans in four different seating levels. There are three concourses, 59 suites and 2,000 club seats offering a range of viewing experiences at different price points. Its amenities include 18 permanent concession stands, over 50 portable concession stands, a fan store and 8,000 designated parking spaces. Tailgating is permitted, but cars must occupy only one parking space. Tours of the arena are available for groups of 10 or more on nonevent days, where guests can learn about how the ice is made and how the setup is changed from event to event.
The city of Raleigh might feel like a small town, but it's home to a surprisingly diverse array of music, art, food and entertainment. Fayetteville Street, known as the "Great Main Street" of downtown Raleigh, is filled with boutiques, restaurants and bars. The city also offers a great selection of attractions including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh Flea Market and Executive Mansion.