Bank of America Stadium History
The Carolina Panthers have quite the location for all of their home games, the
Bank of America Stadium. The Bank of America Stadium first opened in uptown Charlotte in 1996 and also hosts the Belk Bowl
and the ACC Championship game, with a capacity of more than 73,000 total fans. If you've never made it out to Bank of America
Stadium, you have no idea what you've been missing, as the Panthers definitely know how to put on a show in front of the home
fans. Once you're there in the stands alongside tens of thousands of your fellow fans, you'll understand loud and clear what
all the excitement is about.
As one of the most notable stadiums around the NFL, Bank of America Stadium brings visitors
by the thousands each and every Panthers home game, making it always the place to be if you're looking for a big-time sporting
event in the Charlotte. But the field is more than just a place where NFL legends are made, as it's also been the backdrop
of some big-time concerts, including one from iconic rock band The Rolling Stones. Billy Graham has also held major events
there, making this venue clearly more than just a great sports stadium.
The NFL Experience
like being in the stands when the game is on the line, so ditch the couch, brush off the potato chips and get ready to see
a game you won't soon forget. The NFL has plenty of great games on the schedule each and every season, and you need to see
these guys first-hand to truly appreciate them. These are some of the best athletes in the entire world, though that's something
that you need to see for yourself to truly appreciate. Will you be there when your favorite player hauls in a game-winning
catch sure to be headed straight for the highlight reels?
Carolina Panther tickets first became
available in 1995, when the team was added to the NFL as an expansion team, bringing big-time football to Charlotte. If you've
never been out to see the Panthers in action, you have no idea how strong the ties already are to the community, as this is
a fan base that is one of the best in the league. In an exciting new era with Cam Newton under center, NFL tickets to see
the Panthers in action are sure to remain hot tickets, making it always a great time to ditch the couch and see the game the
way it was meant to be seen.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Did you know that Charlotte was actually nicknamed
the Hornet's Nest?
Back in the day, and I mean Revolutionary War back in the day, Charlotte was one of the most patriotic
towns in the burgeoning new nation. So patriotic was Charlotte that when British General Lord Cornwallis tried to set up camp
in Charlotte during the way, he was pushed from the city by angry locals, and, according to legend, he came up with the slogan
that Charlotte was like a hornet's nest. Though that wouldn't be a compliment under most circumstances, it definitely was
for Charlotte, and since then it has been a staple of the East Coast of the United States. Eventually the nickname would provide
the inspiration for an NBA team, as the Charlotte Hornets had plenty of great moments before moving on down to New Orleans
not that long ago.
Did you know that the Reggie White is the only Hall of Famer to play
for the Panthers?
Though he didn't play most of his best football in Charlotte, Panthers fans still got a taste for
what it was like to watch arguably the most dynamic defensive end in NFL history, as White played in 2000 for the team. Clearly
there are Hall of Famers on the way for this burgeoning young franchise, however, and just one look at today's roster can
get you and your friends speculating which ones are going to turn the corner and become NFL legends. There is nothing quite
like watching some of the best athletes in the world do their thing, though that's not something that you're going to figure
out from home.
If you don't know about the Panthers' fans, you'll be in for a real education
when you get out to Bank of America Stadium to see it all for yourself in another bench-gripping season of football. There
may be plenty of other options for prominent sporting events, but being there in the stands alongside tens of thousands of
passionate Panthers fans will take the NFL experience to a whole different level that you couldn't even dream of finding anywhere
but the stadium. The NFL is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world for a reason, and you'll definitely get the
picture if you make it out to Bank of America Stadium.