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Encyclopedia > RBC Center
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Location 1400 Edwards Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
Broke ground July 22, 1997
Opened October 29, 1999
Owner Centennial Authority
Operator Gale Force Sports & Entertainment
Construction cost $158 million
Architect Odell
Former names
Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena (1999-2002)
Home of
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) (1999-present)
NC State Wolfpack (Men's Basketball)
Carolina Cobras (AFL) (2000-2002)
Capacity
19,722 (Basketball)
18,730 (Hockey)

The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is home to the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the North Carolina State University Wolfpack men's basketball team of NCAA Division I. The arena also hosted the Carolina Cobras of the Arena Football League from 2000 to 2002. The arena neighbors Carter-Finley Stadium, home of Wolfpack Football; the North Carolina State Fairgrounds; and Dorton Arena (on the Fairgrounds). Image File history File links RBClogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 1323 KB) Taken by myself (Bobby Schultz) on June 19th, 2006. ... Odell may refer to: Odell, Oregon Odell, Nebraska Odell, Illinois Odell Township, New Hampshire Odell, Bedfordshire This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NHL redirects here. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... As an Atlantic Coast Conference founding member, North Carolina State University competes in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... Year founded 2000 Year folded 2004 Prior names none ArenaBowl championships none // History The Carolina Cobras were a franchise in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City 299. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... NHL redirects here. ... North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Year founded 2000 Year folded 2004 Prior names none ArenaBowl championships none // History The Carolina Cobras were a franchise in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Carter-Finley Stadium was opened in 1966 as home to the North Carolina State Wolfpack football team. ... The North Carolina State Fair is an annual fair and agricultural exposition held in Raleigh, North Carolina and organized by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. ... Dorton Arena is a 5,110-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


The arena seats 19,722 for basketball or 18,730 for ice hockey, including 75 luxury suites and 2,000 club seats. The building has three concourses, and includes a 500-seat restaurant. It is the second largest arena in the ACC and the tenth-largest in the NCAA. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


The idea of a new basketball arena first emerged in the 1980s under the vision of Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano. In 1989, the NCSU Trustees approved plans to build a 23,000 seat arena. The Centennial Authority was created by the NC Legislature in 1995 as the governing entity of the arena, then financed by state appropriation, local contributions, and University fundraising. The Centennial Authority refocused the project into a multi-use arena, leading to the 1997 relocation agreement of the Hurricanes (then the Hartford Whalers). Construction began that year and was completed in 1999 at a cost of $158 million, which was largely publicly financed by a Hotel and Restaurant tax. The Hurricanes agreed to pay $20 million of the cost, and the state of North Carolina paid $18 million. The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... James Thomas Anthony Valvano (March 10, 1946 - April 28, 1993), nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college basketball coach. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ...


Known as the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena or ESA from 1999 to 2002, it was renamed the RBC Center after an extended search for a corporate sponsor. RBC Centura, the US unit of the Royal Bank of Canada, acquired 20-year naming rights for a reported $80 million. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY, NYSE: RY) is Canadas largest chartered bank. ... The Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY, NYSE: RY) is Canadas largest chartered bank. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ...


According to The Hockey News, an unofficial reading of 134 decibels was measured during Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Edmonton Oilers. It is the loudest reading ever at an American sporting event. The Hockey News is a hockey resource magazine. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


The Carolina Hurricanes were on home ice when they won the Stanley Cup on June 19, 2006 against the Oilers, 3-1. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The RBC Center is located on Edwards Mill Road, just off the Wade Avenue freeway, which connects Interstate 40 to Interstate 440 Wade Avenue (western segment also known as Raleigh-Chapel Hill Expressway or Wade Avenue Extension) is a major road in the The Triangle region of North Carolina that links Interstate 40, Interstate 440 (Cliff Benson Beltline), and downtown Raleigh. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ...


Notable events

SummerSlam 2000 was the thirteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination tournament held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NHL Entry Draft is the mechanism in the NHL for teams to select the rights to prospective players. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jeopardy! College Championship is one of the traditional tournaments held each season on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Contestants in this tournament are full-time undergraduate college students with no prior degrees. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... This refers to the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ...

References

  • NCSU Athletics. RBC Center Retrieved July 12, 2004 from [1].
  • RBC Center: History. Retrieved July 12, 2004 from [2].
  • The Hockey News. 59.37 (2006): 6.

External links

  • Official site
Preceded by
Reynolds Coliseum
19492000
Home of the
NC State Wolfpack
2000–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Greensboro Coliseum
19971999
Home of the
Carolina Hurricanes
1999–present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 35°48′12″N, 78°43′19″W Reynolds Coliseum is a 12,400-seat multi-purpose arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... As an Atlantic Coast Conference founding member, North Carolina State University competes in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Greensboro Coliseum is an indoor arena in Greensboro, North Carolina. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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