Raleigh's RBC Center On Track For New Name

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The RBC Center is on track to get a new name.

Officials said Thursday that Centennial Authority -- the arena's owner and developer -- has granted preliminary approval to PNC Financial Services Group Inc. to rename the venue PNC Arena.

The change is expected to take effect in March. That's when Pittsburgh-based PNC expects to complete its $3.45 billion purchase of Raleigh-based RBC Bank.

The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval, and includes the building's naming rights.

The 19,000-seat arena is home to the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State's men's basketball team.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    Isnt it also home to the NCSU Division 1 Mens Cheerleading team?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to
      LOL DAT SO FUNNY. Don't most division 1 schools have male cheerleaders? I'm not understanding how that is supposed to be an insult.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 06:05 PM in reply to
        It is a bonafide D-1 sport at NCSU, look it up...

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