Even before someone leaked documents reflecting that the Carolina Panthers, while not very good at playing football in recent years, are very good at making money, citizens in North Carolina had made it very clear that they don’t want public money to be devoted to renovations at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte Observer, an Elon University poll showed that 88 percent oppose the use of state money for the project.
“Although arguments have been made that the 17-year-old stadium has helped bring in revenue to the local and state economy, 88 percent opposed a state subsidy for the renovations, a view that held steady regardless of race, gender, age or party identification,” said the persons who conducted the poll of 891 persons.
The poll was conducted in late February. The number would likely be a lot closer to 100 percent if they took it now.