Panthers Pep Rally Planned as HQ, Practice Facilities Expected to Move to Rock Hill
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The city of Rock Hill will hold a pep rally for the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday.
The team is expected to move its headquarters and practice facilities to the Palmetto State.
Lawmakers call the project “monumental” and a “crowning jewel” that will put South Carolina on the map.
“Well, we don’t have a professional team of any sort. All we have is, you know, some minor baseball. So I think it’s probably a really good thing,” says Columbia, SC resident Debby Woda.
Governor Henry McMaster is expected to sign a $115 Million incentive package during the pep rally to seal the deal.
The team is reportedly looking at a 200-acre site off of I-77.
The $150-million dollar investment is expected to include hotels, restaurants, retail, and a sports medical facility.
“I think it’s great. I think it will be great for the South Carolina economy. And just… South Carolina gets to share in the love of the Panthers,” says Rock Hill, SC resident Dawn Branham.
The incentives package would give the team millions of dollars in tax breaks.
Players, coaches, and employees would be exempt from state income taxes for 15 years.
The pep rally at Fountain Park will start at 10:00am on Wednesday.
It’s free and open to the public.