Truth & Rumors > NFL

Panthers, city council agree on stadium upgrades

Views
1524
Comments
9

05:25 PM ET 02.08 | The Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement with the Charlotte City Council for $250 million in upgrades to Bank of America Stadium that will ensure that the team stays in the city for the next 15 years, city officials told WSOC-TV on Friday. The proposal agreement comes shortly after it was first reported that team owner Jerry Richardson and city council were to meet on Friday to discuss the potential upgrades. According to WSOC-TV, the city has agreed to pay $143.75 million for the upgrades, while the team will contribute $96.25 million over the next 15 years. The final hurdle before the proposal is officially approved is that the city and team will request the state of North Carolina to pay $62.5 million.

WSOC-TV

, Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
February 8, 2013  06:54 PM ET

"...$250 million in upgrades to Bank of America Stadium that will ensure that the team stays in the city for the next 15 years..."

And perhaps some upgrades to the team that will ensure anyone in the city cares.

February 8, 2013  08:58 PM ET

Throwing good money after bad. Jacksonville fans don't really care if they have a team or not. Why spend the money, spend the money to move the team where they really want one.

February 8, 2013  08:59 PM ET

Does the Team Sellout?

February 8, 2013  09:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"...$250 million in upgrades to Bank of America Stadium that will ensure that the team stays in the city for the next 15 years..."And perhaps some upgrades to the team that will ensure anyone in the city cares.

exactly

February 9, 2013  11:13 AM ET

BOHICA; City of Charlotte.

February 9, 2013  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

BOHICA; City of Charlotte.

exactly

February 9, 2013  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

exactly

yup

February 9, 2013  10:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Jacksonville fans don't really care if they have a team or not. Why spend the money, spend the

The Jags avg attendance for the season was higher than 15 other NFL teams. I'd say that's a pretty damn good turnout for a 2 win team.

 
February 10, 2013  07:05 PM ET

Are these upgrades going for the suites and high end ticket holders or will they be for the person that sits out in the elements screaming for their team when they're down by 2 td's late in the game?

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Kerr 'absolutely expects' Knicks offer
    Views
    1051
    Comments
    1036
  2. 2
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    4127
    Comments
    930
  3. 3
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    5896
    Comments
    336
  4. 4
    Yankees, Mets, Red Sox among Hanrahan hopefuls
    Views
    705
    Comments
    167
  5. 5
    Lightning may be swept aside
    Views
    1317
    Comments
    100

SI.com

SI Photos