Time Warner Cable Arena
The longtime home to the Charlotte Hornets, and for awhile known as the Charlotte Bobcats, Time Warner Cable Aren is a multi-purpose facility located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.
The stadium is owned by the city of Charlotte and the Charlotte Hornets franchise operate the facility.
The naming rights deal signed between the team and Time Warner allowed the Bobcats to get out of a restrictive deal they had previously signed which prohibited them from airing on satellite and regional cable TV.
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In addition to sporting events, among the other notable events the arena has held was the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
• Capacity: 19,077
• Opened: October 21, 2005
• Location: 333 East Trade Street,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
• Constructed over a period of two years, construction began on July 29, 2003 with the stadium later opening on October 21, 2005.
• The stadium has hosted NBA playoff games in 2010, 2014, and 2016, but hasn’t ever hosted an NBA Finals game in its history.
• It’s also hosted a number of other major sporting events such as the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2008, 2011, and 2015, and the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2008 and will again in 2019.
Past and Current Teams
Charlotte Hornets (NBA) (2005–present)
Charlotte Checkers (ECHL) (2005–2010)
Charlotte Sting (WNBA) (2006)
Charlotte Checkers (AHL) (2010–2015)