Potential Panthers stadium site cleared after factory moves

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Panthers owner David Tepper has talked about a new stadium, but has been clear he wants to stay close to the downtown site of Bank of America Stadium.

It just so happens that a parcel of land across the street is now available.

Via Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company is moving its plant from Charlotte to Stanly County.

They had been in the location for more than 100 years, but decided to move about an hour east after receiving a package of $50 million in state and local tax breaks.

Of course, Tepper would still have to actually buy the land, but he has the money, and if he’s serious about replacing his 25-year-old building, there’s now a place he could put it. He’s mentioned the site specifically as an option, as he’s talked about a stadium with a roof so he could bring events like the Final Four to Charlotte.

18 responses to “Potential Panthers stadium site cleared after factory moves

  1. Sounds like a great idea, as long as the Panthers are not expecting tax payers to subsidize the stadium.

  2. Mr.Tepper should find a parcel where one endzone is in N.C. and the other in S.C..Then we would be the only team with a stadium you could score in two different staes!
    Would be awesome!

  3. I don’t know why they need a new stadium. Been there several times, it’s a nice place.

  4. Get ready North Carolina …he needs your help building a new stadium….oh, and South Carolina you can help chip in too…you see that’s why the line at the Panthers logo is weaving..its to represent BOTH North and South Carolina state.

  5. “Tepper would still have to actually buy the land, but he has the money”

    Let me rewrite this for you.

    Tepper would still have to force the hand of the City to offset the cost of the land purchase with tax credits then he’ll demand a minimum “investment” by the taxpayers for the construction of his stadium.

  6. itslaughable says:
    May 12, 2020 at 4:36 pm
    Mr.Tepper should find a parcel where one endzone is in N.C. and the other in S.C..Then we would be the only team with a stadium you could score in two different staes!
    Would be awesome

    Yeah do this and The players would have to pay State Income tax for BOTH states.

  7. Panthers don’t need a new stadium. Just trying to keep up with the Joneses and the Blanks. Fed Ex Field, on the other hand, is a dump in a bad location. Come on Danny, step up to the plate, do not hit up taxpayers in the region for a new Skins stadium.

  8. How do the expansion teams they gave to Carolina and Jacksonville over Baltimore need new stadiums already and the ravens stadium is one of the better stadium experiences in the NFL? All three stadiums are basically the same age.

  9. A factory that makes good and useful things and pays good wages moves away to be replaced by a new stadium to replace a perfectly good stadium

  10. Panthers definitely do not “need” a new stadium. But I am sure Tepper wants a shiny new show toy. And I would presume Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has already agreed to a price with Tepper. He made them an offer they couldn’t refuse and then they double-dipped by getting a great deal to move to Stanley county. 100 years has a lot of sentimental influence but all that money has even more.

  11. I live just east of Charlotte. There’s many times more Redskins and Cowboys fans than Panthers fans here.

  12. Funny how you never hear the the Packers need a new stadium…but the Panthers…yup they NEED it…lol

  13. It is amazing how short the life expectancy of a taxpayer funded stadium has become these days.

    As far as the Packers’ needs, who cares? When you are used to playing in a dump, you don’t really expect more. Maybe a fresh coat of paint and less barf.

  14. Every stadium should have a roof. When you’re spending that much money, it only makes sense to maximize the ability of it to operate as a multi-function venue. If you want to still play games outdoors, there are options for retracting the roof.

  15. ******
    How do the expansion teams they gave to Carolina and Jacksonville over Baltimore need new stadiums already and the ravens stadium is one of the better stadium experiences in the NFL? All three stadiums are basically the same age.
    ******

    It’s not that the stadium is bad or outdated. It has to do with bringing in other events like the final four or a super bowl. I personally hate domed stadiums and enjoy being at BoFA for games out in the elements, but this all about attracting other events that you can’t get unless you have a domed stadium.

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