Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, PNC Arena is the home arena of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and the NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball team. An indoor arena, it boasts more than 18,000 seats for hockey games and nearly 20,000 for its popular basketball games.

Parking at PNC Arena is pretty straightforward. That’s because the arena boasts a truly impressive 8,000 designated parking spaces. That’s not a guarantee you’ll get a spot of course, but it is a good sign — and our parking tips can help with the rest.

Where to Park at PNC Arena

When it comes to parking at PNC Arena, you’ll either be parking in the lots around the arena itself, or the general parking area surrounding the nearby football stadium. From there, pricing and parking information will vary depending on what type of event you’re attending. Here’s what you need to know.

Parking for North Carolina State Basketball

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Parking for basketball games is a little bit cheaper than parking for hockey games. Keep these notes in mind:

  • For cars and vans, parking will cost $10. For buses, mini-buses, and RVs, parking will cost $30.
  • Parking lots will open 2.5 hours before the start of the game.
  • General parking vehicles, which will park around the football stadium, need to enter the lots through Gates A, B, or F.

Parking for Carolina Hurricanes Games

Parking for hockey games will cost a little bit extra, but otherwise, the situation is the same. Keep these notes in mind:

  • Parking for cars and vans will cost $20. Parking for buses, mini-buses, and RVs will cost $40.
  • Parking lots will open 2.5 hours before the start of the game.
  • Reserved parking vehicles will enter the reserved lots through Gate D or Gate F and should have their parking passes ready to scan.
  • General parking vehicles will enter through Gates A, B, E, or F.

Parking Map

For extra help, take a look at the official PNC Arena parking map below, which can also be found online here.

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Handicap Parking

PNC Arena offers accessible parking in its East and West parking lots on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals with a valid parking pass and placard. That means you should plan to show up a little early if you’re going to use accessible parking.

PNC Arena Parking FAQs

We get it. Parking can be a headache. To make things even easier on you, we’ve brought together answers to a few commonly asked questions about parking at PNC Arena.

How much is parking at PNC Arena?

Parking in the official PNC Arena parking lots will cost you $20 for a car. If you’re driving a limousine, a bus, a mini-bus, or an RV, expect to pay around $40. As a bonus, if you’re among the first 300 cars that enter the venue, you’ll get $10 off your parking.

Can you tailgate at PNC Arena?

Absolutely. Tailgating is allowed in PNC Arena parking lots, but you should be careful about how you do it. Tailgating is only allowed in the spaces directly in front of or behind your area. That means if you see an empty parking space next to you, you can’t set up shop in it. If you need more space, check out the Carter-Finley grass lots.

How many parking spaces does PNC Arena have?

PNC Arena boasts some pretty impressive parking credentials, with over 8,000 designated parking spaces. That’s just one of the reasons parking for Wolfpack or Hurricane games is rarely a headache.

Reserve Your Spot with ParkMobile

For a stress-free experience that lets you focus on the game, consider reserving your parking spot ahead of time with the ParkMobile app. It’s the smartest way to snag a great deal and eliminate the headache of searching for a parking spot.