Construction underway on new Carolina Hurricanes’ practice facility in Morrisville

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The National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes says that the new Wake Competition Center in Morrisville will be the team’s official practice facility beginning with the 2020-21 season.

Construction is underway on the Wake Competition Center which is located near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Designed by Raleigh developer Jeff Ammons as a multi-sport complex and academy, the center will feature facilities for ice hockey and skating, gymnastics, volleyball, soccer and athletic training.

The complex houses the hockey facilities in a 115,000 sq.-ft. building, with two NHL-sized sheets of ice and the ability to host 1,700 spectators. The Hurricanes will occupy a 12,000-sq.-ft. permanent area in the complex that will include locker rooms, equipment space, coaches’ offices, medical training areas and workout facilities.

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