BB&T Center - Luxury Suite Guide
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Opened: October 3, 1998
Seating Capacity: 19,250 for hockey games, 20,737 for basketball games and 20,763 for concerts/family shows. The BB&T Center features 74 luxury suites and 582 Club Level seats.
Address: 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323 USA
Telephone: (954) 835-7000
Suites & Stadium Overview
The BB&T Center, located in Sunrise, Florida, is home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). It was previously been known as the Broward County Civic Center, National Car Rental Center, Office Depot Center and BankAtlantic Center. When not in use by the Panthers, the building frequently serves as a concert venue and host to family shows like Disney on Ice and Cirque du Soleil.
The BB&T Center is owned by Broward County and is operated by Arena Operating Company, Ltd.
The BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, is the title sponsor with venue naming rights. Notable events hosted at the BB&T Center include the 2001 and 2015 NHL Drafts, 2006 American Basketball Association All-Star game and the 2003 NHL All-Star Game. Notable performers to take the BB&T Center stage include Billy Joel, Garth Brooks (on multiple occasions), Bruce Springsteen, JAY Z, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.
Suite Seating Options
Total suites: 74
Individual suite capacity: 4-50
Total capacity of all suites: 1,520
Host to more than 200 events each year, the BB&T Center offers a multitude of entertainment options. Many VIP seating areas and private luxury boxes are available only through annual or multi-year leases; others can be booked on a per-event basis. The BB&T Center can accommodate groups and parties of various sizes. Suite types for rent and for sale include:
- Club Level Suites (seat 4-20)
- Suite Level Suites (seat 14-50)
The BB&T Center features all of the amenities expected in an NHL arena. The venue also has a variety of party suites, which are typically better suited to large groups, available for a single game (as opposed to full season leases) and sometimes include food and beverage in the cost. In addition to the listings publicly displayed on the SuiteHop Marketplace, we are often able to help clients secure both private and party suites through our offline network.
Private Rentals & Suite Ticket Prices
Premium full suite rentals for popular Florida Panthers games and special events typically fall within the range of $3,000 to $5,000 per day depending on the size and location of the luxury box. The same suites for lower demand games and events can often be reserved at a discount. Individual suite tickets are comparably priced to seats in the Club sections or other desirable areas at the BB&T Center. Club parking passes are included with the rental of each suite. Suite renters may also purchase additional tickets anywhere in the arena (where available) and up to ten Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets to fill out the suite. Food and beverage is not typically included in the base rental price.
Annual Suite Leases
Full-season leases are available directly from the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center, ranging from $110,000 to $250,000 per year. Lease terms are offered in one, three, five and ten year commitments. Suite owners with annual leases will receive at least two Club parking passes are allowed to buy additional non-suite tickets and parking passes as needed. The cost of food and beverage may not be included in the lease of a BB&T Center suite.
Renting a BB&T Center Suite Through SuiteHop
Pricing on SuiteHop is market-based, with suite owners determining the price at which they choose to list. The list price is a reflection of availability, the popularity of the event, the exact location of the suite, whether or not catering and parking passes are included, and the suite owner’s choice of selling their suite in its entirety or by the individual seat, among other factors.Benefits of buying through SuiteHop may include...
- access to suites that are not otherwise available elsewhere, including when the event is sold out,
- ability to purchase individual tickets within suites,
- market-based pricing can be below box office pricing,
- transparent, real-time online pricing and ordering, and,
- availability of full event planning services including ticket distribution, RSVP/invitation management, celebrity appearances, branded promotional/gift items, dedicated in-suite concierge service, and more!
Renting a BB&T Center Suite Through The Venue
Pricing through the box office is determined by team and/or venue management. Suite pricing is not typically published online and often requires offline contact with a sales representative. Large “Party Suites” sometimes sell individual tickets as part of a shared environment, while private suites usually require purchase of the entire space.Benefits of buying through the venue may include…
- full year and multi-year suite leases only available through venue,
- venue pricing that is sometimes below marketplace pricing, and,
- a direct relationship with the venue for access to future promotions.
Suite Amenities & Design Features
BB&T Center suites are configured with extra wide, theater-style seats and bar stools.
A wet bar, refrigerator, and ice maker come standard in all suites, as do three flat screen televisions and local internet access. All suites are climate-controlled, with great views of the game action. Private restrooms are located inside all BB&T Center suites; well-appointed restrooms are also located in common areas outside of the individual suites. Premium catering and in-suite concierge service are available upon request.
Suite Access & Additional Meeting Spaces
The BB&T Center includes a multi-use executive boardroom, conference rooms and press box for rent during non-event times. Non-event day access to the suite as well as conference center space is available, with pricing based on the particular day of use and specific needs of the suite holder (venue requires advanced notice – there is no charge for suite use during non-event days). Suite owners, renters, and guests are invited to enter their suite through special VIP entrance (via Gates 1, 5 & 6) up to one hour before the event and stay up to one hour following the event’s conclusion. On game days, those holding suite tickets are also able to use Club areas throughout the BB&T Center.
The venue features two production offices, five media rooms, six dressing rooms, six team locker rooms and four hospitality rooms. See the venue’s Promoters Guide for further details. The press box features TV/radio broadcast booths, multiple TV’s and a buffet area – ideal for Florida Panthers-themed business functions.
Catering & Concierge Services
Attendees at BB&T Center events are prohibited from bringing outside food and beverage into the arena. See the venue’s Security Policies page for complete details. Suite holders and guests have access to restaurants, bars, and concession stands throughout the arena, as well as premium catering and in-suite concierge service. Food and beverage service is provided by Boston Concessions.
New concession offerings include jerk shrimp tacos, pulled chicken salad croissants, smoked pork hash and pan-seared scallops. Luxury suite menu items are also available, such as the Lord Stanley Bundle, which includes imported and domestic cheese boards, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, and chateau of beef tenderloin. The Chef’s Naturals menu also features various vegan menu options.
The BB&T Center features Club and Garage parking for those holding suite tickets. Premium ticket holders have access to lots B1, B2, C1 and C2, nearest to the arena. See the venue’s parking page for complete details. At least two VIP parking passes will be issued for most events. Valet service is only available for courtside ticket holders.
Each BB&T Center suite is equipped with three flat screen televisions (one 42 inch and two 15 inch) and local internet access.
Private restrooms are located inside all BB&T Center suites; well-appointed restrooms are also located in common areas outside of the individual suites.
Club 93, an upscale private club at BB&T Center, features a relaxed atmosphere, private VIP entrance, oversized seating and all-inclusive food, beer and wine. Club Lexus, an all-inclusive 12,000 square foot lounge, boasts concierge service, reserved valet parking, views of the BB&T Center floor and private entry from the main concourse and seating area. Club 93 and Club Lexus are each available during Florida Panthers hockey games and most special events/family shows.
BB&T Center Suite Listings on SuiteHop
BB&T Center on Wikipedia
BB&T Center Official Website
BB&T Center Official Luxury Seating Guide
BB&T Center Seating Chart
BB&T Center Arena Frequently Asked Questions
BB&T Center A to Z Guide
BB&T Center Parking Lot Map
BB&T Center Promoter’s Guide
Florida Panthers Official Website