Royal Bank of Canada Center
Client: Royal Bank of Canada Center
Completion Date: 2008
Polysonics was commissioned to provide design and project management of the 2008 sound system renovation at the RBC Center. The design focused on providing high impact sound with full digital distribution to the entire arena. Also included in this project was the design of the ancillary Audio/Video systems for all of the suites, and the entire club level.
Construction on the $158 million RBC Center began with a ground breaking ceremony on July 22, 1997. The Center’s doors opened for business in October 1999, with Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils representing the culmination of the collaborative efforts of a unique partnership known as the Centennial Authority. In part due to a grant from the State of North Carolina, the Centennial Authority owns the RBC Center building and the surrounding 80 acres, while the facility itself is operated by the Carolina Hurricanes/Gale Force Sports and Entertainment. With construction by Hensel Phelps Construction, overseen by McDevitt Street Bovis, Inc. and architects Odell, the RBC Center yields a height of 108 and a half feet, a width of 495 feet, and a length of 635 feet. Since opening its doors in 1999, the RBC Center has become the new, premier source of entertainment in the Southeast.