Spectrum Center officially replaces Time Warner Cable Arena

Photo via Spectrum Center

The Spectrum Center officially replaced the Time Warner Cable Arena Thursday morning at a ribbon cutting.

The new name follows Time Warner Cable’s merger with Charter Communications and reflects the brand name of Charter’s all-digital TV, internet and voice offerings.

Over the last several months, Spectrum branding replaced that of Time Warner Cable throughout the building, including exterior and interior signage, the playing court and the new state-of-the-art scoreboard.

Time Warner Cable entered into an agreement in 2008 for naming rights of the uptown Charlotte arena, which is operated by Hornets Sports & Entertainment.  In addition to being the home of the Hornets, Spectrum Center hosts approximately 150 events annually, including professional and collegiate sports, major concerts, family shows and conventions. Since opening on Oct. 21, 2005, the arena has hosted nearly 15 million visitors at nearly 1,700 events.