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Convention host committee says it hasn’t dropped “Bank of America” name

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When the folks at Bank of America decided to apply the name of the business to the NFL stadium in Charlotte, the company likely never envisioned that it would get so much publicity from the question of whether the name will be used when the stadium hosts a non-football event.

In response to reports from the New York Daily News and elsewhere that Democratic party dropped the corporate moniker deliberately due to the potentially negative association with a for-profit financial behemoth, the local host committee that referred to the venue as “Panthers Stadium” in fundraising emails claims that the oversight wasn’t intentional.

“Bank of America has been a great local partner and supportive of Charlotte’s efforts to host the 2012 Convention,” Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Don Murrey said in an email sent to PFT.  “Anyone who takes the time to visit our website will see that we have no problem referring to Bank of America Stadium.  We also refer to it as Panthers Stadium from time to time, the more informal local nickname of the stadium.”

We now return you to coverage of the teams that play at, for instance, Steelers Stadium.  And Saints Stadium.  And Packers Stadium.

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10 Responses to “Convention host committee says it hasn’t dropped “Bank of America” name”
  1. watchfullhose says: Jul 17, 2012 8:34 PM

    And Cleveland Browns Stadium….oh wait, that one’s real.

  2. dionoil says: Jul 17, 2012 8:37 PM

    I second that. even when it was erricson stadium, everyone just called it panthers stadium.

  3. dldove77 says: Jul 17, 2012 8:54 PM

    No one in Charlotte or anywhere else refers to BOA as “Panthers Stadium.”

  4. tweeter75 says: Jul 17, 2012 8:55 PM

    I love it, not only did Bank of America get a massive bailout on taxpayer dime, but they’re outsourcing jobs overseas.

    I bet nobody will even notice the massive Bank of America sign at “Panther Field” *wink wink*.

  5. mrqwag says: Jul 17, 2012 9:13 PM

    Politics are dumb.

  6. brintfatre says: Jul 17, 2012 9:34 PM

    After he wins re-election everything will be “sponsered” by the government anyway…

  7. Xenu D. Alien says: Jul 17, 2012 11:01 PM

    Probably because it sounds a lot better than Bailout Field.

  8. flyerscup2010 says: Jul 18, 2012 12:02 AM

    Honest question: did they refer to Invesco as Invesco in 2008 or did they refer to it as Mile High? Things were different then and Invesco isn’t a commercial Wall Street bank, but it’s still interesting to think about…especially considering that the locals in Denver ACTUALLY refer to the stadium by a colloquial nickname, unlike the folks in North Carolina…

  9. jagsfanugh says: Jul 18, 2012 7:05 AM

    Bankers, part of the problem in this country.

  10. tby05 says: Jul 18, 2012 7:14 AM

    This is actually true. Locally the stadium is referred as Panther Stadium. The team is actually called the North Carolina Panthers in some circles due to the University of South Carolina refusing to allow the Panthers to play in their stadium their inaugural year.

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