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Player’s Opinion on new Facilities

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With all the talk of a new practice facility and HQ away from BOA, and the desire to incorporate more of the Carolinas as a whole, how do you think this plays out with the players? I would imagine most enjoy being in a larger city with shorter commutes and a centralized location.  Obviously practicing in a hotel ballroom in bad weather is less than ideal, but for a smaller market team, I think Charlotte offers a lot to keep players happy in downtime, good schools for kids, and overall a good environment.  Do you think moving the practice facilities will affect player contentment?  It might sound stupid, but players would probably rather be close to daily practice facilities and commute once a week to BOA for game day, driving many out of the city.  It might not seem important to us as fans, but when it comes down to contract years and free agency, quality of life plays a part.

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Facilities to me are bigger in the college realm than NFL. 

Money rules all things and that has been the case 9 times out of 10 with nfl players. It would be nice to have an indoor facility and such but that’s not the main thing when signing with an NFL team. A lot of panthers have apartments in Charlotte and nice houses near where they are from unless they have a family and want to settle it seems.

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why do the facilities have to be away from downtown? Can they not just build on top of the practice fields adjacent to the stadium? 

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52 minutes ago, neverlosethefeeling said:

The young guys live uptown. Lots of the older ones with families live in south charlotte, and waxhaw. Think this is largely a non issue. 

Correct. Vets like Greg Olson, Luke, TD etc all live in SouthPark/South Charlotte.  Same with Coaches.  

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1 hour ago, Devil Doc said:

why do the facilities have to be away from downtown? Can they not just build on top of the practice fields adjacent to the stadium? 

Tepper said he’d rather tear down the practice fields and use it for parking to bring in more revenue for the team. It actually makes a lot of sense tbh

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1 hour ago, Devil Doc said:

why do the facilities have to be away from downtown? Can they not just build on top of the practice fields adjacent to the stadium? 

 

5 minutes ago, joeyxfresco said:

Tepper said he’d rather tear down the practice fields and use it for parking to bring in more revenue for the team. It actually makes a lot of sense tbh

^ Yep

And of course the whole 1 team, 2 states motto has most thinking that the new practice/multi-purpose facility will land in SC.

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1 hour ago, joeyxfresco said:

Tepper said he’d rather tear down the practice fields and use it for parking to bring in more revenue for the team. It actually makes a lot of sense tbh

Wow, i really never thought of that. I am glad Tepper has fresh ideas, he seems really in tune to creating a better experience. 

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I doubt the players will have a problem commuting to the new practice facility. I'm pretty sure they'll be jumping for joy knowing that they won't have to practice in a ball room during inclement weather anymore. I still can't believe they had to practice in a ball room SMH. So cheap, so tacky.

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7 minutes ago, Cookie Lyon said:

I doubt the players will have a problem commuting to the new practice facility. I'm pretty sure they'll be jumping for joy knowing that they won't have to practice in a ball room during inclement weather anymore. I still can't believe they had to practice in a ball room SMH. So cheap, so tacky.

I wonder how much practice they got doing that? 

 

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