Here is the email I got today from the Panthers Organization. It was titled "Change to Banner Policy" :
During our off season review of policies we considered your suggestion to not allow visiting team fans to hang banners in the stadium. We think you made a very valid point and consequently we have decided to revise the policy. Visiting team fans will be allowed to hold small signs/banners in their hands but will no longer be allowed to affix them to any stadium surface.
Thanks again for your “Fan Feedback”.
Director of Security
Here was the email I sent them back in Dec '09:
To Whom It May Concern,
I was at the football game last night, and I have been to them all this season. It is bad enough that almost every home the game the stadium is filled with the other team's fans; at the Vikings game last night their were at least 2 "Go Viking" type banners hanging off the lower level wall. I understand there is a policy and maybe anybody has a right to put whatever team they want BUT we are at Panther Stadium. Other teams fans should not be allowed to hang opposing team banners. I already feel like I am at a road game with so many other teams fans there, now I am watching them being allowed to take over the stadium even more by hanging banners.
I did point out the banners to the Fan Relation attendant by my section. He noted it but nothing was done and it remained there all game. One of the questions I am asked alot in my survey's is how can the Panther make a better game day experience. One of them is to do things making the stadium feel more like its the "Panther's Stadium". One of the ways would be to not let the opposing team' fans hang banners. When one is pointed out or seen it should be taken and kept down. A second way would be do what can be done to not allow so many opposing teams fans end up with PSL owners tickets!!.
We can make a difference!!! Let's take our stadium back!! Go Panthers