RATIO and HOK completed a visioning study and master plan in 2015 which address renovations and additions desirable for its continued competition and relevance for the next 15 to 20 years. The renovations and additions will address improving fan experience, enhancing hospitality opportunities, increasing support infrastructure, and expanding administration functions.
Opened in 1999, the PNC Arena serves as home to the Carolina Hurricanes and the North Carolina State University Basketball program. Compared to other arenas nationally, the facility has served the community well with relatively small improvements over its lifetime. The Centennial Authority is interested in strengthening the arenas competitive position in the market and has undertaken a master planning process.