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Don't be surprise if the Panthers move in next few years

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If Charlotte is no longer viable, there is another option in the Carolinas. Raleigh has been on the up despite the economic turndown, IT and pharmaceuticals are doing just fine. I honestly think this area could support a pro football team just as well as Charlotte does (~1.5 mil people in the triangle area) - the number of people that turn out for NCSU football games is not too much smaller than what you find at an NFL game. I'm not saying Carter-Finley is suitable, but there are still plenty of places that a new stadium could be built. People here love their sports, they sure took to the Hurricanes quickly when many said hockey couldn't hack it in ACC sports country.

I hope that Charlotte pulls through ok, got a lot of friends there, but there's a good chance the Panthers could flourish in Wake County if it totally collapsed.

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I know I know... The big cat said that our Panthers will never leave this place but business is business and no pay no play. Wishful thinking not always works.

Now, why do I say that? The Charlotte is known to be a banking city, 2nd largest banking city in the United States. Soon its not going to be the case. Wachovia is no more and headquarters will not be in Charlotte. I know some people that have an inside scoop on many banks in this area (people that do big internal work for the banks). I knew Wachovia will fold 4 months before it actually did. The same source told me that the headquarters of Bank of America 80% guaranteed to leave Charlotte in next 2 years. If this happens, departure of Wachovia and Bank of America will cost Charlotte around 100,000 jobs and millions in revenue. Many intellectual business people will force to move and that means more revenue will be lost. It will be like a chain reaction so dont be surprise if Charlottes population will have a negative grow.

If this happens it will definitely impact Panthers as a business.

Dude, I'm not saying youre an idiot, but your information is misguided. My father works for Wachovia/Wells Fargo, he handles most of their insider TV programming and has access to alot of information I will guarantee you don't. The headquarters for Wachovia and Wells Fargo is going to be split between here and San Fransisco.....case and point, the 60 story WACHOVIA tower still being built right near the stadium. Youre fear is understandable, but misplaced.

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I will be surprised if they move...... ever

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If the Panthers move, what happens to the PSL's? Would the people need to forfeit their licensing without a refund?

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Dude, I'm not saying youre an idiot, but your information is misguided. My father works for Wachovia/Wells Fargo, he handles most of their insider TV programming and has access to alot of information I will guarantee you don't. The headquarters for Wachovia and Wells Fargo is going to be split between here and San Fransisco.....case and point, the 60 story WACHOVIA tower still being built right near the stadium. Youre fear is understandable, but misplaced.

Im not gonna say what my source does but it handles a lil more than just tv programming.

Its same reaction when I told people that Wachovia is about go bye bye. Believe it or not.

PS: Wells Fargo is liable for that tower, if tower is not completed Wachovia would get sued for breach of contract which will cost more than cost of completion plus legal cost would be huge. easy math.

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If the Panthers move, what happens to the PSL's? Would the people need to forfeit their licensing without a refund?

Good luck getting a refund. I've always said that the tagline the Panthers use to promote the PSL's is false advertising: "Take your seat for a Lifetime of NFL excitement."

I mean when the Panthers go to build a new stadium someday, you'll have to buy PSLs all over again. The tagline makes it sound like your lifetime, but it's really only the lifetime of the stadium.

Ask Steeler season ticket holders about the new stadium up there. The Rooneys said, "Thanks for being a loyal season ticket holder for the past 30 years, but you'll still have to pony up $1,500 per seat to keep your tickets in the new stadium."

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Won't happen, silly notion.

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If a place like Pittsburgh (the self-admitted poorest metropolitan city in the US) can keep a franchise then so can Charlotte...

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The Jags are a thousand times more likely to move than the Panthers ever will. Mind you there are a lot of less well off cities around the countries that have sports franchises, just because we may be losing the banking sector doesn't mean everything will go downhill, someone will move in to take advantage of the banks leaving.

Also, most companies don't want to be spending money on moving right now, BoA is better off in NC where the cost of business is a lot lower than NY or LA.

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Hey Arsen, are you and Fiz brothers?

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lawlz @ this thread.

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lawlz @ this thread.

I agree. I don't even have to read past the first post to know that it fails the Huddle Quality Control check. Hell, I don't have to do much more than see who the original poster is.

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