Panthers Break Down Stadium Improvement Wish List

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are giving details of how they would spend the funds they've requested to upgrade 16-year-old Bank of America Stadium.

The team's top four priorities are installing new escalators to carry fans to the upper level ($28 million), video and ribbon boards and sound system ($59 million), technology upgrades ($25 million) and improving the stadium's infrastructure, including new seats ($62 million)..

Team officials also want to expand entry gates and ticket offices to make it easier for fans to enter ($16 million), improve concourses ($35 million) and club and suite level ($29 million), and possibly add an indoor practice facility ($30 million).

Charlotte's City Council is backing a plan to give the Panthers nearly $144 million from a food and beverage tax increase to pay for stadium upgrades.

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