It's Redneck Hockey!
Raleigh has become quite the hockey town, among other things. We are very proud of our Carolina Hurricane's, who won the Stanley Cup in 2006. I am not a big sports person, but I just love going to the games. They are some of the most fun I have ever had. The RBC center is a beautiful facility and you will always stayed entertained watching the the Hurricanes.
Tickets are pretty reasonable and easy to get- either through ticketmaster or driving to the RBC center box office. The upper levels range from $25-$50/ticket.
Equipment: Wear your jersey and bring any hockey gear you want!
North Carolina loves college basketball like the rest of the world loves soccer.
Basketball season runs from the fall to the winter, and the biggest month is March, when March Madness takes over and productivity grinds to a halt. The ACC tournament is huge, as four of the ACC schools (NCSU, Duke, Wake Forest, and UNC-CH) are located in the state. Many of the games in the tournament are in the middle of the day, and I remember being rewarded in middle school for good grades and getting to skip class to watch the games.
After the regional championships have been decided, the teams playing in the national tournament are decided. NC State is totally going to win this year. Totally.
Carolina Hurricanes hockey
Come see the Carolina Hurricanes play hockey. If you goto the box office on gameday you may be able to get a ticket for a little over $10. This ticket will of course be in the upper level seats. The beauty of the RBc center is that none of the seats are really bad. This picture was taken from a $10 seat.
NC State football
Tailgating is a must in the autumn. Football season is by far my favorite time of the year in Raleigh. During the season the colleges from the area (NCSU,UNC,Duke and Wake Forest) will get everyone pumped up from the rivalries.
Equipment: Bring sunscreen, beer, coolers, radios, sunglasses, team t-shirts and competitive spirit.
- Road Trip
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Yes, Raleigh has a hockey team. The Carolina Hurricanes play at the RBC center which is out on Wade Ave. to the west of Raleigh. Unfortunately this season there was a lockout and the Hurricanes have been unable to play. Who knows what the future holds.
The RBC center is also host to many concerts year round as well as Basketball games.
The Carolina Hurricanes NHL team, based in the Raleigh/Durham area of NC, are located here. The RBC Center is located off of Wade Avenue, Raleigh. The Hurricanes used to be the Hartford Whalers. NCSU also plays their basketball games here.
Equipment: Your hockey jersey.
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