Carolina Panthers Unveil Stadium Renovation Plans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Construction will begin January 21st on upgrades to Bank of America Stadium. Carolina Panthers officials released detailed video renderings on Tuesday. The upgrades will include 12 new “super-wide” escalators that will carry up to 6,000 people each hour and four new “spacious party plazas” on the upper level.  The upgrades will also include the longest, 360 degree ribbon board in the NFL on the club level and upper deck. The board will keep fans up to date on scores and stats during games. There will also be two new video boards with distributed sounds systems in each end zone.  They will be more than twice the size of the current boards.

In 2014, Panthers fans will enjoy what the organization is calling a “renewed classic American NFL experience.” The organization describes the stadium as being a place where “we keep pounding against rivals and for our fans.”

Last spring, Charlotte city council voted to fund $87.5 million of the upgrades. The Panthers will pay $60 million. As part of the funding deal, the Panthers agreed to remain in Charlotte for at least six more years.

To view the video renderings of the stadium upgrades, click here: