Panthers raise ticket prices for first time since 2010

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It’s a new day in the Carolinas.

The Panthers usually wait until the weekend of the ACC basketball tournament to announce ticket price increases, but this year they’re getting an early start.

The team announced that ticket prices would go up on average $2 to $21, with two-thirds of the seats going up from $2 to $5 each.

The Panthers have always boasted about moderately priced tickets, and they remain in the bottom half of the league on that account. They hadn’t raised prices since 2010.

Maybe with a playoff team and some degree of momentum on the field, they didn’t feel the need to buffer the news by hiding it among the basketball boxscores.