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Raleigh, NC

Carolina Hurricanes

I watched a Hurricanes/Capitals game in this facility on Sunday, November 7, 1999. If memory serves me correctly, that was the inaugural season for this arena.

Here's the outside of the arena. Nice and clean. What a beautiful blue sky in the background.

To tell you the truth, there wasn't a bad thing about attending a game here. Notice in the photo on the left, all the banners hanging from the rafters. Every single NHL team's banner was hung. They even had the Blue Jackets and that team didn't start until the 2000 season.

From this photo, you can see the three levels of seating, the middle section containing the club boxes. Before the game, they actually posted the officials names on this jumbotron.

Another thing I was really impressed by was all the country's flags that were hanging. Not only did they hang the traditional US and Canada, they had Finland and four others I didn't recognize.

You can see the three levels of seating in this photo, as well.

The only downfall (I'm forcing myself to think of one) is the pregame announcements were too loud.

It's worth the trip here. A beautiful arena in a beautiful part of the country.

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