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    Training camp resource

    Ike's is temporarily closed for renovations. Article in the paper had reopen date this week. They have posted pics on FB. I live a couple of miles from there. Here is part of article Ike’s Korner Grill on Archer Road in Spartanburg is temporarily closed for renovations. Owner Neil Rodgers said he plans to spend up to $40,000 to upgrade the restaurant’s equipment and interior. The restaurant closed Saturday afternoon and will remain closed until the renovations are completed. Rodgers said he expects to reopen regular business hours June 12. Some of the improvements will include a new french fryer, stand-up freezer and new paint on the ceiling. Rodgers said he also plans to remove a seven-foot vehicle hood out of the building and replace it with a larger hood. The improvements are being made to make Ike’s more efficient, he said. “I needed to get more efficient with our service,” Rodgers said. “I had been thinking about doing the renovations over the past three years, and now is the time to do it.” Rodgers plans to paint the ceiling black and an air-conditioning tube in the ceiling gold in honor of Wofford College. Ike’s serves a lot of Wofford students throughout the school year, Rodgers said.
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    Training camp resource

    Ike's? In front is a RR and bridge?
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    psl ticket sales question

    We go to every game sitting through every season and every game to the bitter end. 2010 was a hard season but we went to every home game! Whew! I have 4 PSLs so can have extra tickets and still be at the games. For family and friends I don't ask for reimbursement. Or if I do (usually because they insist) it is at a very reduced rate like 2 tickets for the price of 1. I love providing the opportunity for fans to experience a game especially those with kids that might not be able to afford it otherwise. It is alot of fun to attend games with a kid at their first NFL game. Making memories. I will use the service when I can't find anyone that can use the tickets. One of my great-nephews is almost old enough to come to as many games as he wants. He will be 5 this season. Came to one game the past 2 seasons with one of his parents with him. He is a die-hard!!
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    psl ticket sales question

    I am a PSL owner that wants Panthers fans in the seats at BOA. I have sat through too many games over the years surrounded by opposing team fans. I have always tried to sell my unused tickets to Panthers fans and have kept the cost at face value or not much more. This season I will be putting my unused tickets on the RR ticket exchange to help the RR mission of Panthers fans owning BOA and helping Panthers fans obtain tickets without being scalped. As long as I get what I paid for the tickets it is fine with me. By the time the season rolls around the $$ for the tickets has been long gone!
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    psl ticket sales question

    Roaring Riot is going to implement a ticket exchange for RR members this year. Purpose is for Panthers fans to sell to other Panthers fans at face value to keep opposing team fans out of BOA.
  6. There has definitely been a "poo-fest" on SC this week. Different posters gave their shots at SC and Spartanburg in the 'Will Tepper move training camp thread'. Shoot the thread started with a shot at Spartanburg. It gave me a laugh because I agree with you. There isn't much of a difference. Both have their good and bad. I forget if it was in the same thread but there was a post where cities in SC were listed and noted if a 'dump' or not. Sptbg is a 'dump' by the way. It does get tiresome to come on this message board and there isn't nothing but attacks instead of decent, civil discussion about the topic. As a native of SC and Spartanburg (lived here my whole life), the poo-fest is mostly around TC time but has started earlier this year because of the sale. In a few weeks it will start again. SC Panthers fans unite! LOL! Thanks Rayzor for stopping this one.
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    Tepper approved

    He caught a TD pass from Johnny Unitas in the 1959 NFL Championship game. Richardson took his bonus from that game and with his friend Charlie Bradshaw opened the first franchised Hardee's restaurant in Spartanburg, SC. That venture led to Spartan Food Systems. From hamburgers to achieving his dream of bringing a NFL team to the Carolinas.
  8. Tepper from yesterday: "– is that I have a great appreciation for how stupid I am, and sometimes it's better to do nothing than to do something. I think you want to be very careful and move very carefully when you do anything." Sounds like Tepper thinks the same.
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    Tepper approved

    It will take awhile for me. Being a Spartanburg native I have known of JR long before most Panthers fans knew he existed. Gonna be weird.
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    So what is he saying?

    My prediction is 2024 season for the 30th anniversary - 7 seasons.
  11. Based on first preseason game being Aug. 9, figure Fanfest will be Aug. 3 if keep it on Friday night.
  12. I also think this was a telling statement when asked about minority owners and football stuff: "I have a great appreciation for how stupid I am. And sometimes it is better to do nothing than doing something. So I think you want to be very careful and move very carefully when you do anything. And that is what I will do on that side (football) of the business."
  13. From press conference today: "There is a logical place for this team and it is Charlotte. And it is the Carolina Panthers. And that means this team has to have some sort of presence in the Carolinas. The last time I saw, how many are there? (holding up 2 fingers) That's right. There's two of them. So Charlotte is the logical place for a stadium. As far as a new stadium, again you are asking me too much. (laughs) The only thing I have a market on right now is lack of knowlege, I will call it stupidity. So I got that down. I will learn a lot more in the future. I'm a person who doesn't like to....I like to know what I know and I know what I don't know. So I don't want to say too much what I don't know." Also: "I have a great appreciation for how stupid I am. And sometimes it is better to do nothing than doing something."
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    Tepper approved

    "There is a logical place for this team and it is Charlotte. And it is the Carolina Panthers. And that means this team has to have some sort of presence in the Carolinas. The last time I saw, how many are there? (holding up 2 fingers) That's right. There's two of them. So Charlotte is the logical place for a stadium. As far as a new stadium, again you are asking me too much. (laughs) The only thing I have a market on right now is lack of knowlege, I will call it stupidity. So I got that down. I will learn a lot more in the future. I'm a person who doesn't like to....I like to know what I know and I know what I don't know. So I don't want to say too much what I don't know."
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    Tepper approved

    NFLN showing press conference now.
  16. Since last year's TC there are several new restaurants that have opened in Spartanburg - FR8yard, The Kennedy, The Silo at RJ Rockers, Level 10 in the new AC Hotel to name a few.
  17. I am from SC and live in Spartanburg......to each his own!
  18. As a proud native of South Carolina, proud native and resident of Spartanburg, die-hard Panthers fan since day 1, and PSL owner since 2005, this gave me a good, much needed laugh this morning. Real Panthers fans drive from SC to Charlotte every game day!
  19. Wofford has 4 football fields that the Panthers use. The 3 practice fields that the Panthers have used since day 1 were built specifically for training camp. Then there is Gibbs Stadium that has been used for the Kick-off party and other times during TC.
  20. Several things happening in 2019 - current TC contract ends after 2019 TC, I think the tether with Charlotte ends in 2019, and 2019 season is Panthers' 25th season. That is why I won't be surprised if no major changes (personnel due to ownership chg - yes) are made or announced until after 2019 season. Celebrate and recognize the first 25 years of the Carolina Panthers and then turn page for next 25 years - be it stadium, practice facility, TC, uniforms, etc.
  21. Me too! Has been nice for the 20+ years Sptbg has been the summer home.
  22. Football stadium at UNCC bears Jerry Richardson's name. The Panthers' owner and founder committed $10 million to the stadium Tuesday and also endowed a football scholarship in honor of his son, Jon Richardson. He has been a generous man.
  23. After 23 years, Sptbg will fight for it. It has been good for Sptbg.
  24. TC isn't just about Wofford. It has been a partnership with the city, county, and Sptbg Convention & Visitors Bureau also. The SCVB promotes training camp every year. There has been 23 years of success in hosting the Panthers. Fan access to the players is great. Sptbg, Wofford, and the Panthers have done a great job improving on the experience and taking care of the fans that come. Also Panthers, Wofford, and JR have invested in keeping facilities top notch. In 2016 over 135,000 fans attended TC and last year just over 100,000. That is a lot of people for roughly 14/15 practices. I'm sure Sptbg will go all in to try to keep TC for another contract. The economic impact for the county for 2017 TC was reported to be 13.24 million. For selfish reasons I hope it stays here. If not, it has been a good run and it will be here for 2 more summers. Considering the $$$ Tepper has given his alma mater, he at least should understand and identify with why JR let Morrison know in 1987 he was going after a franchise.
  25. Me too. At least Wofford is only hour/hour and half from Charlotte. Players and coaches can easily go home on off days.
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