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A months-long scheduling battle at PNC Arena is coming down to the wire, and leaders at the competing interests of N.C. State University and the Carolina Hurricanes are suggesting not all sides are acting in good faith.
“Because we have been told by the N.C. State athletic department that it will not be as flexible as previous administrations, the number of events will be significantly reduced as more shows will skip PNC Arena due to the lack of available dates,” he wrote in one of many letters sent back and forth between affected parties at PNC Arena.
Rutherford says NCSU is holding 129 out of 214 days, including 26 of 30 days in November, for only 23 football and basketball games. This does not leave enough time for hockey games, let alone other events.
“Again, NC State has offered these concessions, despite its status as a primary and preferred user of PNC Arena, in the spirit of good faith and cooperation,” Chancellor Randy Woodson wrote in one of the letters.
1. Everyone (even NCSU fans) know that Debbie Yow is a jackass, so it's not surprising that it's coming down to the wire (the first major deadline is June 1st)
2. Because of Yow's incompetence and willing to share, she has just lost out on a lot of huge events (WWE, Concerts, Circus, Comedy Acts).
3. Why is NCSU holding out 129 days for 23 games? That is just flat out ridiculous.
4. Finally, for being the primary user of PNC Arena, it certainly doesn't show. The Hurricanes use PNC Arena for 41 home games, promotional events (skate with the Canes, casino night, etc), and some practices. On top of that, the Hurricanes averaged 4,000 more attendees per game than a NCSU basketball game did this year...