The "push is back on” to give PNC Arena a “more modernized look and feel,” according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The Centennial Authority, which oversees the arena, yesterday was "given an extensive presentation on possible changes -- or the 'new vision for the arena’s next 25 years.'" Design firms RATIO and HOK put forth an "updated list of the steps necessary for a final enhancement program" and was to "give the authority an updated price range.” RATIO and HOK in '19 said that the upgrade package “would cost about $225 million.” HOK Senior Project Manager Michael Day said that “costs have risen since 2014.” Day added that beginning work in the summer of ‘23 could be a “’challenge’ because of the design decisions to be made and working around seasons.” Renovating PNC Arena goes "hand-in-hand with a broader vision” Hurricanes Owner Tom Dundon has for "making the property surrounding the arena an entertainment district and destination." Hurricanes President & GM Don Waddell yesterday said that the redevelopment of the outside property “could include two hotels, office buildings and retail in addition to entertainment venues.” The lease now runs through September ‘29. Once the renovation plans have been finalized, the authority "will approach city and county leaders requesting additional funding” (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 6/29).
Centennial Authority, which oversees PNC Arena, yesterday was given a presentation by design firms RATIO and HOK on possible changes with an updated list of steps necessary for final enhancement programRatio/HOK