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Join the Carolina Hurricanes for the 19th annual Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event features FREE admission to an NHL preseason game (ticket required) and FREE parking, plus discounted food and beverage.

The Hurricanes will host the Nashville Predators at 1:30 p.m. The Canes' preseason finale is general admission: All seats are open to the public, but a ticket is required for entry. Please note: All tickets have currently been claimed for this event. Complete the waitlist request form if you'd like to be made aware if additional tickets become available.

The Caniac Carnival will also feature activities for fans of all ages, including inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid's zone, sports area, live music, appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad and more!

Prior to the start of the preseason game, John Forslund will host a State of the Hurricanes discussion with special guest Tom Dundon. Additionally, Mike Maniscalco will interview Darren Yorke during the first intermission and Don Waddell during the second intermission.

Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. Caniac Carnival begins (The Eye and PNC Arena's box office will open at this time)
12:00 p.m. PNC Arena opens for Season Ticket Members
12:15 p.m. PNC Arena opens for general public
12:45 p.m. State of the Hurricanes, hosted by John Forslund, feat. Tom Dundon
1:30 p.m. Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes preseason game (Intermission interviews to include Darren Yorke & Don Waddell)
3:00 p.m. Caniac Carnival ends

FAQ: Free Preseason Game

All tickets have currently been claimed for the preseason game. Please complete the waitlist request form if you'd like to be made aware if additional tickets become available.

Yes. All tickets have currently been claimed for the preseason game. Please complete the waitlist request form if you'd like to be made aware if additional tickets become available.

No. All Season Ticket Members (Full, 22-Game and 11-Game) will receive a ticket via Caniac Account Manager. The digital tickets will be loaded on to the account in early September.

All tickets have currently been claimed for the preseason game. Please complete the waitlist request form if you'd like to be made aware if additional tickets become available.

The event is general admission, so all areas of PNC Arena will have open seating (excluding suites). There will be reserved handicap accessible seating, and we ask that all fans keep these areas open for guests that require handicap seating.

Season Ticket Members will have an exclusive window to enter the building beginning at 12 p.m., while doors will open for the general public at 12:15 p.m.

All tickets have currently been claimed for this event. Please complete the waitlist request form if you'd like to be made aware if additional tickets become available.

No. Parking is free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upgraded parking in the 1000 and 6000 Premier Lots is available for $20. Please note that, due to the Caniac Carnival's outdoor elements, parking will not be available in PNC Arena's VIP lots. There are no reserved parking lots or parking passes being issued for this game.

No. Tickets are only required for the preseason game.