The Panthers arrived in Kansas City yesterday for another team’s tragedy, but had one unfolding in their stadium last night.
A fan at the ACC Championship Game fell from a fourth-floor ramp in Bank of America Stadium and suffered life-threatening injuries.
According to the Charlotte Observer, 22-year-old Sean Michael Powers of New Port Richey, Fla. was heading to his upper-deck seat around 8 p.m. He apparently got too close to the edge of the concourse and fell around 40 feet to the grass below.
Authorities did not suspect foul play. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept. Capt. William Boger said the victim was possibly intoxicated at the time of the fall.
“He fell from high enough up where he is pretty messed up,” Boger said.
This follows a fan dying from a fall at the Georgia Dome earlier this year.
Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, but also to remind people that the danger’s not only on the field. Let’s be careful out there.