BB&T Center, when it was known as BankAtlantic Center
The BB&T Center is a sportsarena in Sunrise, Florida. The arena opened on October 3, 1998, and is the current home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). The arena was also known as the Broward County Civic Arena in 1998, the National Car Rental Center from 1998 to 2002, Office Depot Center from 2002 to 2005, and BankAtlantic Center from 2005 to 2012. It currently seats 20,737 for basketball and 17,040 for hockey. The arena was also home to the Florida Pit Bulls of the ABA from 2005 to 2006 and the Florida Bobcats of the AFL from 1999 to 2001.