In a situation that arises nearly every calendar year, the Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State University are currently in a scheduling conflict for events to be held in the PNC Arena.
The Wolfpack have priority in scheduling at PNC Arena, although there is an agreement between the two parties for NC State to finalize all their dates by June 1. The National Hockey League attempts to finalize their schedule for the upcoming season on the first of June, and without committed dates by the university, the NHL calendar is further held up.
“Hopefully we can work through this and get this resolved,” Carolina Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford told Mike Maniscalco on 620 the Buzz Monday morning. “Over the last 12 or 13 years, we’ve had a system that’s not ideal for either side, but it has worked pretty well. All of a sudden, it has appeared to have changed here in the last year.”