• Basketball: 19,077

  • End-Stage 360: 18,249

  • End-Stage 270: 15,236

Fast Facts:

  • Opened October 21, 2005 with a sold-out performance by the Rolling Stones

  • Record attendance of 19,639 fans for the Hornets’ game against the Golden State Warriors on January 25, 2017

  • Hosted the annual CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for 12 consecutive years

  • Hosted the Democratic National Convention in September 2012

  • New sponsors this season include Walmart, Tissot, Kumho Tire, Uber, and Positec.

Fan Zone:

  • One of the arena’s most unique attractions is Rock the Rooftop, a fan zone located on the 200 level.  With an open view of the lower bowl, Rock the Rooftop provides the ultimate setting for indoor tailgating, complete with concessions and an interactive kids area.  Also on the 200 level, the Craft Beer Garden features products from several of the area’s many craft breweries.


  • Spectrum Center is in the midst of a five-year renovation plan - primarily taking place during the summers - that has included refreshing suites, locker rooms, and workspaces, along with renovations to the event level club areas and the installation of a new, state-of-the-art scoreboard. Just this week, the Spectrum Center started a project that will switch the locations of the box office and the Hornets Fan Shop, with the Fan Shop moving to the main lobby and the box office moving to the Trade Street Plaza.  Future plans also include a renovation of the premium restaurant on our Founders Level.

Upcoming Events:

  • Spectrum Center is buzzing. In April, they hosted Chris Brown, Chris Tomlin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Neil Diamond.  Upcoming shows include The Weeknd, NKOTB, J. Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Halsey, Fall Out Boy and Jim Gaffigan. Additionally, the City of Charlotte is eligible to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.