Hurricanes, NCSU Resolve Arena Conflicts For '13-14, But Long-Term Deal Elusive
Scheduling conflicts at PNC Arena between the Hurricanes, N.C. State Univ. and Gale Force Holdings, which is the holding company for the Hurricanes and operates the arena, have "been settled for this year," according to Jason deBruyn of the TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL. However, the parties all "still seem far from a long-term agreement about how future concerts, shows and games will be scheduled." NCSU contractually has "first rights for scheduling dates, but Gale Force leadership, including Canes President Jim Rutherford, say the university lays claim to too many dates, not leaving enough for Hurricanes games or other events." Talks "grew heated this year, and even though it seems that any conflicts have been resolved for this year, both sides still disagree on the process to come to scheduling agreements in future years" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/1).