More Details Emerge on PNC Arena Makeover: Modern Design, Entertainment District

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Planning a PNC Arena Makeover carry on, like the house of the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) and the NC State Wolfpack is intended for modern design and potential accompanying development.

The Centennial Authority, which oversees the arena, was made aware of two potential PNC Arena makeover projects yesterday. No surprise either, really: a nice, modern design always tells fans there’s a different product on offer, and given that you can’t find many new sports projects without an entertainment district that accompanies revenue additional overhead, adding one to the surrounding 80 acres. the arena makes sense.

In 2019, the cost of arena upgrades was set at $225 million. That number is likely to be much higher now, given the rising cost of materials and labor, but in theory opening the door to an entertainment district and its associated revenue could lower this number. Excerpt from the Raleigh News & Observer:

Michael Day, HOK’s senior project manager, said “time is running out” and said costs had increased since 2014. He said starting work in the summer of 2023 could be a “challenge” due to design decisions to be made and work. around the seasons.

“All of this is a bit like fixing an airplane while it’s flying,” authority member KIeran Shanahan said at the meeting. “But for the first time, the stars seem to be aligning.”

The arena renovation goes hand-in-hand with Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon’s broader vision to make the property surrounding the arena a neighborhood and entertainment destination.

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