We hope all PNC Arena guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Please take a moment to review the information and policies in this Fan Guide which are intended for your safety and to enhance your experience at PNC Arena.
Fees may vary for select events; please visit individual event pages for specific information.
*If you have not pre-purchased a parking voucher, please note cash only is accepted on-site. Vouchers can be purchased at the PNC Arena Box Office.
PNC Arena Parking Maps
Parking and Traffic Tips
Parking lots open early.
PNC Arena parking lots open 3 hours prior to hockey games and most other events.
To avoid traffic congestion and delays, we recommend arriving 1 hour prior to the event start time.
Enjoy a delicious meal in the Arena Club Restaurant.
Restaurant hours and Menus can be found HERE.
Listen to 1630AM PNC Arena Traffic Radio for all traffic alerts and traffic flow changes. Traffic Alerts can be found HERE.
Please display any parking credentials (VIP, PREMIER, etc.) for easy recognition.
Can’t arrive early?
Paved parking lots surrounding the PNC Arena fill quickly. If arriving less than 30 minutes prior to event start time, please plan to park in unpaved lots.
Plan ahead for heavy traffic.
Plan ahead for heavy traffic traveling on I-40, I-440, and Wade Avenue during weekdays.
There is no curbside parking around PNC Arena. All unattended vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up.
Passenger drop-off and pick-up is permitted at the VIP Parking Lot.
Private, Bus, and Limousine Drop-off and Pick-up Guidelines
Tailgating is permitted in one parking space only. Please dispose of charcoal properly, and do not leave an open fire unattended. Please think of your fellow guests while tailgating, be safe, and dispose of all trash, bottles and cans. Broken glass may cause harm to others walking on PNC Arena property.
Reasons to Arrive Early
Prior to each Carolina Hurricanes game, PNC Arena offers many exciting activities for you during each visit.
Come Early & Enjoy These Pre- and In-Game Activities:
- Tailgate - Tailgate with family and friends pre-game in the parking lot (parking lots open 3 hours before game time).
Once the doors open...
- Visit the Natty Greene's Pub Deck for pub style food and a great view of the game.
- Promotions - Sign up for promotions that take place during each game (visit the Promotions Kiosk at Section 109 for more information).
- CanesVision - Watch for up-to-date statistics and special features on the videoboard.
- Merchandise - Shop for Carolina Hurricanes merchandise in the Eye merchandise stores.
- Silent Auction - Get the first bid on Kids N’ Community Silent Auction Items. Held at the Kids ’n Community Kiosk (Main Level, Section 129/130); the silent auction features signed hockey memorabilia. Proceeds benefit the Kids ’n Community Foundation.
- Team Warm-ups - Watch both teams warm-up during their pre-game skates.
Reasons to Stay After the Game
After each Carolina Hurricanes game, hangout at one of the post-game hot spots while you wait for parking lots to clear out.
- Natty Greene's Pub Deck
- Ledge Lounge
Details on these areas can be found HERE.
The Pepsi caniac coach
The Pepsi Caniac Coach Program is a convenient door-to-door luxury bus service to & from Carolina Hurricanes hockey games, select concerts & other events held at PNC Arena from Pepsi partner restaurants. Avoid traffic by using this free service sponsored by Pepsi. For routes and times, visit The Pepsi Caniac Coach website.
PNC Arena is approximately a 10-15 minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (depending on traffic) but is easily accessed using I-40. For more information visit the airport’s website or call 919.840.2100.
Taxi Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone at PNC Arena is located just outside the VIP Entrance. Taxis will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the conclusion of each event.
Should any guest need to call for a taxi prior to the event end, the Securty Representative located at the VIP Entrance will be more than happy to assist.
Located across the street from PNC Arena, the N.C. State Fairgrounds offer convenient camping amenities. There are over 350 full-service sites currently offered on Fairground property.
Call 919-612-6767 for more information or visit the Fairgrounds page for more information.
For a list of construction projects, traffic alerts, etc. to help prepare your travel to PNC Arena click HERE.
Listen to 1630AM PNC Arena Traffic Radio for all traffic alerts and traffic flow changes.
General Parking Directions
To enter the PNC Arena Parking Lots from I-40 or Wade Avenue, exit Edwards Mill Road. Travel South to Edwards Mill Road. The main PNC Arena entrance is on your left.
VIP/Premier Parking Directions
Please display your VIP/Premier Parking Pass at all times. Special VIP/Premier lanes are created for your convenience and ease of access.
Take Wade Avenue Exit #289 onto Edward's Mill Road and travel South to Trinity Road; turn left and enter the PNC Arena property at Gate D.
From Blue Ridge Road, turn onto Westchase Blvd. and enter Gate F.
Important Contact Info
PNC Arena Parking
919.861.2300 ext. 2114 or 1428 | email
Guest Services Hotline
PNC Arena Box Office
PNC Arena Switchboard
PNC Arena Security
919.861.2300 ext. 1141
On-site police officers and security measures are in place at the PNC Arena.
PNC Arena provides FREE motorist assistance including:
- Lockout Assistance
- Jump Starts
- Flat Tire Assistance
- Lost Car Assistance
Contact Guest Services, Security or any Parking Attendant for help.