Fans Brave the Snow for Panther Gear

CHARLOTTE, NC — Neither snow, nor rain, or even sleet can stop the Panthers from pounding through the playoffs.

Fans hit the team store at Bank of America Stadium Friday. They were gearing up and suiting up for Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Cardinals.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says the players will likely wear 7-stud cleats for Sunday’s game. As for the fans? Some say they’ll be bundled in blue!

“My dad bought me this little awesome hoodie for Sunday’s game,” said Ashton Thames of Mooresville.

“I got the official on-field jacket that’s supposed to keep me dry. I wanted one all season.. Then when I saw one in there today I decided to buy it in case it’s cold and wet on Sunday,” said Clarke Manley of Richmond, VA.

Grounds crews are also preparing for cold and wet conditions on Sunday. The team’s Executive Director of Stadium Operations says they hope to take the tarp off the field sometime on Saturday.