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PNC Arena getting lighting upgrade

Posted July 21, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014

PNC Arena

— Fans attending Carolina Hurricanes hockey games and NC State basketball games this year will get a chance to see the sports in a whole new light, literally. PNC Arena will become the first NHL arena in the United States to feature an innovative LED lighting system called Show-Light Green.

An innovation by Musco, the lights are designed to reduce glare and create a better, more balanced playing light while creating a better experience for fans in attendance and watching on television. They are also expected to reduce energy costs at the arena by as much at 70 percent.

PNC Arena, owned by the Centennial Authority and managed by Gale Force Sports and Entertainment, opened in 1999. The cost of installation for the lights is $650,000 and will be completely covered by Centennial Authority as part of their capitol improvement budget.

"We are proud to once again partner with the PNC Arena, and provide an innovative, sustainable LED solution," said Musco Lighting's Vice President of Developmental Sales, Jeff Rogers. "Our unique system design offers superior light control to put light where it's needed to create a theater effect on the playing surface and reduce glare for players and spectators."

The lighting system will be in place in time for the Hurricanes’ preseason opener Sept. 21 against Columbus.

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  • areyououtofyourmind Jul 21, 2014

    Look forward to seeing if there's a difference. Any chance we can get some news on players/management?

  • jmcdow2792 Jul 21, 2014

    I didn't have any complaints with the old system. If this is better, great! Maybe it is an intoductory deal since it is the first in this country.

  • Ohprah Jul 21, 2014

    'reduce energy costs at the arena by as much at 70 percent'
    Great, now lower the parking fee to a reasonable rate

  • UpChuck Jul 21, 2014

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    And the beer...

  • dmccall Jul 21, 2014

    Hopefully the hue of these lights will be good. The compact fluorescent they put in the concourse areas are _awful_!

  • lewiskr45 Jul 21, 2014

    Carolina Panthers should take note. Don't beg the city for taxpayer money for stadium improvements.

  • fireman1234 Jul 21, 2014

    Went to PNC Arena Friday night. $15 to park!! More than I paid for 1 ticket to get in the arena. Will be my LAST trip to the P-ay NC Arena. They can have their high priced arena, but I'm not going to support them.

  • Jeanne Gunn Jul 21, 2014

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    Agree with both you guys!

  • dwntwnboy2 Jul 21, 2014

    $15 to park is a joke! Makes the $7 for dwntwn events seem like a bargain! LOL Im hoping to take out a small loan so we can buy some beers this season.

  • Winchester-.308 Jul 21, 2014

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    You don't have a clue do you?Do you know who the Centennial Authority is? Well, do you?
    Some folks just don't get it!

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