Spectrum Center (arena)

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Spectrum Center is located in North Carolina
Spectrum Center
Spectrum Center
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Spectrum Center is located in the United States
Spectrum Center
Spectrum Center
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Former namesCharlotte Bobcats Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena
Address333 East Trade Street
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina
Coordinates35°13′30″N 80°50′21″W / 35.22500°N 80.83917°W / 35.22500; -80.83917Coordinates: 35°13′30″N 80°50′21″W / 35.22500°N 80.83917°W / 35.22500; -80.83917
Public transitTram interchange CTC/Arena
OwnerCity of Charlotte
OperatorHornets Sports & Entertainment
CapacityBasketball: 19,077
(expandable to 20,200)
Pro Wrestling: 20,200 (maximum)
*End stage 180°: 13,376
*End stage 270°: 15,236
*End stage 360°: 18,249
*Center stage: 18,504
*Theatre: 4,000–7,000
Broke groundJuly 29, 2003
OpenedOctober 21, 2005
Construction cost$260 million
($340 million in 2019 dollars[1])
ArchitectEllerbe Becket[2]
Odell Associates, Inc.
The Freelon Group, Inc.
Project managerPC Sports[3]
General contractorHunt/R.J. Leeper[4]
Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (NBA) (2005–present)
Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) (2005–2010)
Charlotte Sting (WNBA) (2006)
Charlotte Checkers (AHL) (2010–2015)

Spectrum Center is an indoor arena located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. It is owned by the city of Charlotte and operated by its main tenant, the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. The arena seats 19,077 for NBA games but can be expanded to 20,200 for college basketball games.

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Ellerbe Becket - Time Warner Cable Arena". Archived from the original on 2009-07-11. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Charlotte Arena Quick Facts". Charlotte Bobcats. Archived from the original on December 31, 2009. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Muret, Don (November 14, 2005). "Carolina Character". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved September 13, 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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