The BB&T Center in Sunrise Florida is home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. The South Florida hockey team has been playing at the Sunrise arena, since the venue opened in 1998. The city of Sunrise, FL and its City Manager Pat Salerno were in fact instrumental in securing financing for the arena as the home of the Panthers, who were previously sharing a venue with the Miami Heat basketball team at the now demolished Miami Arena in Miami, FL. With a seating capacity of over 20,000, the Sunrise center is the largest arena in the state of Florida and the second largest arena in the Southeastern United States.
Numerous entertainment acts have also played at the Sunrise center, including Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Monster Jam, Beyonce, Cirque du Soleil and Billy Joel. Joel in fact has chosen the Sunrise, FL venue as the location for his annual New Year’s Eve concert. In addition, Broward Community College and local area high schools hold their annual commencement ceremonies at the Sunrise arena. Former Sunrise City Manager Salerno was honored by the city of Sunrise and its constituents with the naming of a road leading to the BB&T Center. With close proximity to the Sawgrass Mills Mall and its own exit on the Sawgrass Express, Pat Salerno Drive is one of the busiest roads in Sunrise, FL and the Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area.
The BB&T Center is by far one of the largest and most popular sports and entertainment venues in South Florida. The new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is also by far one of the largest and most popular compact cars in Sunrise and throughout all of South Florida. With approximately 94.6 cubic-feet of passenger space inside and roomy seating for five, the new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, available now at Phil Smith Chevrolet of Lauderhill, is big on size for a compact car in its class. There is also 22.7 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the second-row passenger seats of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze and an impressive 47.2 cubic-feet of cargo space with the 60/40 second-row seats folded down.
The new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze also packs a lot of power for a compact car in its class. The standard 1.4-liter, Ecotec turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, paired with a Continuously Variable automatic transmission delivers 153 horse-power and 177 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also experience up to 27 MPG in city driving and up to 38 MPG in highway driving. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel model offers more improved fuel efficiency with up to 31 MPG in city driving and up to 47 MPG in highway driving*.
You’ll also experience the very latest technology and safety features with the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen is standard on all models of the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. Features include Bluetooth pairing with your smart phone, audio streaming, a USB port and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi service turns your 2018 Chevrolet Cruze into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze recently received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is equipped with 10 standard air bags, a rear-vision camera and the OnStar Automatic Crash Response System. Additional driver assisted safety features, including Forward Collision Alert, Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all available in the new 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a popular choice with teenage drivers and parents can take comfort in knowing Teen Driver technology is available with the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. This built-in safety system lets you set speed alerts, volume limits and more for your teen driver. What’s more, it tracks your teen driver’s performance and provides a vehicle report card too.