Panthers Potentially Moving HQ to South Carolina: Love It or Loathe It?
‘Two states, one team” could soon be more than just a mantra, if the Carolina Panthers decide to move the team’s headquarters and practice facility to The Palmetto State.
Team owner David Tepper met with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and other lawmakers today to discuss the deal, but nothing is set in stone.
McMaster says Tepper is interested in moving the team’s day-to-day operations to York or Lancaster Counties.
The move would affect 150 employees, with a payroll estimated around $190-million a year.
Gov. McMaster touted the potential move as the start of even bigger things to come.
“We believe that this will be a magnet for all sorts of enterprises some associated with football and some not,” McMaster said.
The games would still be played at Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte, but moving the practice facility would free up 7-acres of prime real estate near-by.
David Tepper has mentioned developing that land.
The addition of parking, retail and restaurants near the stadium could make the area a destination on more occasions than just game day.