Panthers adding bunker suites at Bank of America Stadium

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Starting in 2020, fans with appropriate resources and interest in using them will get a below-ground-floor look at “the process” in Charlotte.

Via WCNC.com, roughly 900 seats will be removed from the west end zone at Bank of America Stadium to accommodate the installation of 14 bunker suites. The suites will hold up to 12 persons each, with premium-level amenities — and, undoubtedly, premium-level pricing.

The eliminated seats will affect 400 PSL accounts, with alternative arrangements made for the PSL holders at no additional PSL cost.

It’s another tangible example of owner David Tepper’s vision for making the franchise more financially viable, taking full advantage of potential revenue streams that have been untapped or underutilized.

Besides, with new coach Matt Rhule getting between $8 million and $9 million per year, that extra revenue may come in handy.

14 responses to “Panthers adding bunker suites at Bank of America Stadium

  1. College stadiums keep getting bigger while NFL stadiums keep getting smaller. Something to think about.

  2. Getting rid of more cheaper seats and turning them into high cost suite tickets. The rich want to be able to get up close to the players too. Lovely.

  3. Gee, why don’t more fans go to the game? I mean the average fan isn’t as rich as us billionaire owners, so they probably only bring what…about a million home a year? If we’re going to sell less tickets might as well make them really expensive!

  4. Oh cool, rich people going to the game to sit in the stadium to watch the game on TV. I can do that with standing room only and I won’t have keep putting my nose up peoples bums the entire game.

  5. “The eliminated seats will affect 400 PSL accounts, with alternative arrangements made for the PSL holders at no additional PSL cost.”

    This is whats been offered 1. to buy out at 125% of the original PSL cost (1995 $2300 so the offer is 2950 per seat not even FMV) or 2. move these PSL holders to the upper bowl.

    Apparently, 2 of the original owners that had rights to (2) of the 1st row seats were offered 221 row 11.?.?.?

    This move feels like it was spurred on by Teppers soccer deal not just an NFL cash grab.

  6. Oh boy! An opportunity to sit in the end zone at ground level! There are better seats at home in front of the TV!

  7. Donna Martin Graduates says:
    January 24, 2020 at 6:20 pm
    “The eliminated seats will affect 400 PSL accounts, with alternative arrangements made for the PSL holders at no additional PSL cost.”

    This is whats been offered 1. to buy out at 125% of the original PSL cost (1995 $2300 so the offer is 2950 per seat not even FMV) or 2. move these PSL holders to the upper bowl.

    Apparently, 2 of the original owners that had rights to (2) of the 1st row seats were offered 221 row 11.?.?.?

    This move feels like it was spurred on by Teppers soccer deal not just an NFL cash grab.

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    This is exactly true. First, there is not a section 221 at Bank Of America Stadium. Upper level seats are 500 level. 200 is suite level end zone and 300 are suite level non-end zone Everyone who is impacted by these new seats were offered replacement seats of higher value at no additional costs. Their yearly season ticket price also will not go up if taking a higher value seat. Most owners impacted will be in the lower bowl closer to the center of the filed. Some will be offered seats in the suite level.

  8. Adding field level “bunker” suites in the end zone is for wealthy folks who think being seen at the game is more important than being able to see the game.

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