"The steel and brick elements of the design are oriented to the urban fabric and represent the strength, stability, and foundation of Charlotte's heritage," says the Arena's official Website.
About the Time Warner Cable Arena:
- Opened: October 2005
- Other names: Charlotte Bobcats Arena
- Size: 780,000 square feet (72,464 square meters)
- Seating Capacity: 19,026 (NBA basketball); 20,200 maximum (college basketball); 14,100 (hockey); 4,000–7,000 (theatre)
- Architects: Ellerbe Becket
- Charlotte Bobcats (NBA basketball)
- Charlotte Checkers (AHL hockey)
- Former home of the Charlotte Sting (WNBA women's basketball)
President Obama's re-election campaign officially began in Charlotte, North Carolina as the Democratic National Convention was held at the Time Warner Cable Arena in September 2012. The Charlotte Convention Center provided additional meeting space for the media and convention-goers.
Other Stadia in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Other Work by Ellerbe Becket:
- Tampa Bay Times Forum in Florida
- Design team (environmental graphics) for Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
- Architectural team for Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia
- TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
- Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
- Louisiana Superdome renovation
NOTE: In 2009, Kansas City-based Ellerbe Becket was acquired by Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology Corp.
Sources: Arena Design and Architecture and Arena FAQs on the Time Warner Cable Arena Website; Time Warner Cable Arena in the Ellerbe Becket Sports Venues Portfolio. Websites accessed September 3, 2012.