The PNC Arena will become the first U.S. National Hockey League Arena in league history to implement LED lighting this upcoming season. The arena is set to install new, “cutting-edge” LED lighting that will be ready for Carolina Hurricanes preseason play in September.
Dave Olsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the PNC Arena, announced the news and talked about it more in-depth.
“In partnership with the Centennial Authority, we continue to explore opportunities to improve PNC Arena. In working with Musco Lighting to install their state-of-the-art LED lighting system, we are able to showcase Carolina Hurricanes hockey and NC State men’s basketball games in a cleaner light while also reducing our energy and maintenance costs.”
The lighting system will set out to enhance the viewing experience for Carolina Hurricanes hockey games and North Carolina State University men’s basketball games.
With less glare, the LED system will make the game experience better for both players and fans. Energy and maintenance costs are also expected to drop with the addition of the new lighting system.
Jeff Rogers, Musco Lighting’s Vice President of Development Sales, also commented on the news.
“We are proud to once again partner with the PNC Arena, and provide an innovative, sustainable LED solution. 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 new lighting will be debuted on September 21 when the Carolina Hurricanes host their first preseason game.