Spectrum Center

333 East Trade Street , Charlotte North Carolina

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Spectrum Center


Time Warner Cable Arena is located at 333 East Trade Street in center city Charlotte, North Carolina 28202.


The entertainment and sports arena has a seating capacity of 19,077 for basketball games, 14,100 for hockey games, and 20,200 for pro wrestling and concert events.


Time Warner Cable Arena first broke ground in July of 2003 and initially opened in October of 2005 at a construction cost of $260 million.

Home Team

Time Warner Cable Arena is the home of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.


Interstate Directions

I-85 from the South: Exit at Billy Graham Parkway, take Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 North, exit at either I-277 North or Trade Street.

I-85 from the North

Exit at the I-77 exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.

I-77 from the South

Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.

I-77 from the North

Exit at either Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East), 5th Street, Trade Street or John Belk Freeway (I-277).

From inside the city

Brookshire Freeway (I-277) from the West

Exit at either I-77 South or Brevard Street.

NC 49/US 29 from the Northeast

Follow Tryon Street to Uptown, Time Warner Cable Arena is one block east of the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets.

From the Airport

Follow Josh Birmingham Parkway 1.5 miles to Billy Graham Parkway South. Proceed on Billy Graham to I-77 North. Exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.


There are about 30,000 parking spaces available within a 15 minute walking distance from Time Warner Cable Arena. Prices will vary by lot but can anywhere between $6 and $16.

Gate Locations and openings

Doors open about 90 minutes prior to the start of Charlotte Hornets games. There are four entrances located at the North, South, West, and East ends of the venue.

Bag Policy

Normal size bags may enter the venue after bag search is performed but large bags and backpacks will be prohibited.

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