The Pack Is Back—With an Upgrade

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Get ready to cheer on the Pack like never before because Carter-Finley Stadium is getting an upgrade, y’all! A $700,000 upgrade to be exact. On Wednesday, April 28, the Centennial Authority (the group that owns and oversees PNC Arena) agreed to provide funding for the enhancement package using NC State’s share of the PNC Arena naming rights deal with PNC Bank.

NC State plans to use the approved funds primarily on the north end of the stadium, turning the parking lot in the northeastern corner of Carter-Finley into a designated food truck area that will also serve barbecue and beer—which will utilize $225,000 of the budgeted amount. While the game-day fried funnel cakes and Chick-fil-A sandwiches will always have a place in our hearts, we can’t wait to get our hands on some delicious food-truck food from local trucks. (Can we get an amen?!)

The remaining $475,000 of the budget will be used to renovate seating in the north end zone (*Clap hands emoji*). The 1,700 metal bleachers that previously served as overflow seating, as well as additional seating for fans of the visiting team, will be removed and replaced with a premium suite section featuring new carpeting, tents and tables. Carpeting? At a football game? Fancy.

The university’s reno  plans still need to be approved by the Centennial Authority, but it’s mostly just a formality and should get the green light soon. 

So, we don’t know about y’all, but we just got that much more excited for NC State football. #WITH!

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