PNC Arena1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Known as the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena or ESA from 1999 to 2002, RBC Bank -- owned by the Royal Bank of Canada -- bought naming rights in 2002. In 2011, PNC Financial Services bought RBC Bank, and the home of the Carolina Hurricanes became PNC Arena. PNC Arena is well known across the NHL as one of the loudest buildings in hockey, and Hurricanes fans broke the professional sports record for crowd noise during the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, reaching 138 dB, according to the team. PNC Arena is located adjacent to North Carolina State football's Carter-Finley Stadium, near the university's main campus, and also serves as the home to the North Carolina State men's basketball team. In addition to hosting many well-known musical acts, PNC Arena has hosted WWE Events and the NCAA men's basketball first and second rounds. PNC Arena was also the site of the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.
1400 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
From Charlotte, Greensboro, Chapel Hill and Durham: Take I-85 North toward Raleigh/Durham. In Durham, I-85 and I-40 split: take I-40 east toward Raleigh. Off of I-40 East take Exit 289 (Stadium Complex/Wade Avenue). Go approximately 1 mile and take Edwards Mill Road exit.
From Rocky Mount: Take US-64 West toward Raleigh. Take I-440 North/Outer Beltline exit toward Wake Forest. Merge onto I-440. Take Exit 4 (Wade Avenue). Go approximately a half-mile and take Edwards Mill Road exit.
From Sanford: Take US-1 North toward Raleigh. Take Exit 4 (Wade Ave.). Take a left off the exit ramp toward Durham. Go approximately a half-mile and take Edwards Mill Road exit.
From Fayetteville: Take I-95 North to I-40 West toward Raleigh. Take I-440 South/Outer Beltline exit. Take Exit 289 (Stadium Complex/Wade Avenue). Go approximately 1 mile and take Edwards Mill Road exit.
From Virginia: Take I-85 South. Take US-1 in Henderson, NC and follow US-1 South toward Raleigh. Take I-440 West/US-1 South/Outer Beltline exit toward Sanford. Take Exit 4 (Wade Avenue). Go approximately a half-mile and take Edwards Mill Road exit.
PNC Arena offers several parking lots in the immediate area. Standard parking rates are $10 for cars, $20 for limos and RVs, and $25 for buses.
Capital Area Transit, or CAT, provides bus service to PNC Arena as part of the GoTriangle transportation service. For schedules and more information, call (919) 485-7433 or visit the City of Raleigh transit Web site or the Go Triangle Web site.