CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Say goodbye to Time Warner Cable Arena, the home of the Charlotte Hornets is receiving a new name.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment and Charter Communications made the announcement Wednesday that the arena in Uptown will be renamed “Spectrum Center.”
The name change is a result of Charter’s merger with Time Warner Cable, which took effect earlier this year.
Over the coming months leading up to the 2016-17 NBA season, Spectrum branding will replace that of Time Warner Cable throughout the building, including exterior and interior signage, the playing court and the new state-of-the-art scoreboard that is currently being installed, according to Hornets Sports & Entertainment.
Additional information, including the venue’s new website and social media handles, is expected to be announced at a later date.
Opened on Oct. 21, 2005, Time Warner Cable Arena has hosted more than 14.5 million visitors at nearly 1,700 events.
Along with being the home of the Charlotte Hornets, the venue hosts numerous collegiate basketball events, major concerts, family shows and conventions, including being the site of the Democratic National Convention in September 2012.
Time Warner Cable Arena has been the home of the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for each of the last 10 years, and has also hosted NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament action in 2008, 2011 and 2015 and the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2008. Top performers who have visited the arena include the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Jay Z, Aerosmith and Beyoncé.
High resolution renderings of the Spectrum Center logo and Spectrum Center branding on exterior signage, the scoreboard and the playing court can be accessed by clicking the following link: Spectrum Center renderings.