BB&T Center - Florida Panthers Arena Guide

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By Ice Hockey Tripper
Last Updated: April 26, 2021

Arena Facts

Opened: 1998
Capacity: 19,250
Teams: Florida Panthers
Address: Sunrise, Florida

Even though the Florida Panthers home arena may be one of the older arenas in the NHL, it is still arguably one of the most beautiful arenas in the league. The arena is called the BB&T Center and has undergone many name changes up to this point as you may imagine.

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What makes this arena unique is its history of design as the architects were strictly given a 26 month limit to complete the project from start to finish, but they had never finished a project of that magnitude in less than 31 months prior to this project.

As to the interior of the arena, it is also host to the largest suites out of any other arenas in the country. It is only fitting due to the large amount of celebrities that live within the area who take up a majority of these suites. Speaking of size, it is not only home to the largest suites but it is the largest arena in Florida alone and also the second largest arena in the entirety of the southeast region of the United States. With regards to renovations, a new scoreboard was added back in 2013 which still makes it one of the older scoreboards in the sport relatively speaking.

Besides hosting the Florida Panthers, the arena is very popular amongst musicians as many find themselves performing there year after year. Even during the middle of the hockey season, musicians are constantly performing there and have continued to shatter attendance and revenue records year after year. Unfortunately a majority of these events have since been postponed due to COVID-19 but it is safe to say that the residents of Florida are highly anticipating their return. When the pandemic is over it will be great to watch the history of this arena expand even more.

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