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Spectrum Center

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Identification

Spectrum Center
The Charlotte Bobcats Arena
Charlotte Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena
207842

Map

Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]
concrete
postmodernism
forced air
yes, centrally controlled

Usages

basketball horse riding ice hockey multi-use sports

Facts

  • The first event occuring at the new arena was a sold-out concert by rock legends The Rolling Stones on Friday, October 21, 2005.
  • Renamed Time Warner Cable Arena on April 8, 2008, in exchange for FOX Sports Net gaining the television rights for all Bobcats games in order to expand the teams television market.
  • As part of its construction the 100 block of was abandoned to allow for its construction on two contiguous city blocks.
  • Had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2005.
  • The most distinctive architectural feature of the arena is a large crescent "C" shape, when viewed from above, to represent the city of Charlotte.
  • This is the home of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers and also served as the home of the now defunct Charlotte Sting of the WNBA from 2005-06.
  • Situated in the heart of uptown Charlotte, this has a maximum capacity of 20,200 spectators for basketball.
  • Construction began in August 2003 and was complete by October 2005.
  • This replaced the Charlotte Coliseum as the Queen City's premier entertainment venue.
  • The main scoreboard is one of the most technologically advanced in the United States and features a scale replica of the Charlotte skyline on its upper half.

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Location

300-420 East Fifth Street
115-129 North Caldwell Street, 301-423 East Trade Street
333 East Trade Street, bound by East 5th and North Caldwell Streets
28202
First Ward
Center City
Uptown
Charlotte
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

150.00 ft
Aug 2003
Oct 2005
20,200
20,200

Involved Companies



Ellerbe Becket, Inc.,
Odell & Associates

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Features & Amenities

  • Atrium is present
  • Illuminated logo on the facade
  • Plaza is available to the public
  • Video screen is on the facade
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