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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a5c85c/article/nfl-stadiums-go-from-boom-to-swoon-in-span-of-a-decade

This article covers pretty much everyone but I'll quote the Panther stuff.


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[b][url="http://www.nfl.com/teams/carolinapanthers/profile?team=CAR"]Carolina Panthers[/url]:[/b] A year-long study is under way in Charlotte to determine the upgrades needed at Bank of America Stadium, with the Panthers looking at a major renovation of the 16-year-old structure. There's no lease in Carolina, and owner Jerry Richardson has no succession plan for the club, so keeping the stadium updated is a priority for the team in keeping the region an attractive place to be.
What's fascinating about the above list is that of the seven clubs, only San Diego and Atlanta are thought to have a fighting chance at an entirely new stadium. It illustrates how the landscape has changed in a decade-and-a-half. It also underscores how even owners who opened stadiums in this millennia have some home improvement to do.
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[quote]The focus for now is getting the Digital Antennae Systems (DAS) and Wifi up to speed and integrated, and that's a constantly moving target. The Cowboys, Colts, Patriots, Saints*, Panthers, Cardinals, Giants/Jets and Niners are among those leading the charge.[/quote]

I love how people on the outside love to hint that the Panthers could leave with phrases like "no lease" and "no succession plan". I don't really see them ever meeting Roger Goodell's requirements to relocate.

What do you guy's think they could do to upgrade the BofA? I really don't see a way they could modify the bowl seating itself. Maybe add more stuff to the concourses and luxury boxes. Maybe bigger scoreboards. The one thing I do know is ticket and PSL prices will go up.
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Escalators would be a nice addition and yes, we definetely need a larger scoreboard and jumbotron.

Other than that, I think we're good to go.
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I like the WiFi idea...

However, I really would like them to expand the team store. It get's so fricken packed in there.

Also a bigger scoreboard would be nice and like the above poster mentioned, escalators would be huge. Hell, even TWC Arena has escalators.
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1) updated scoreboards
2) technology in the suites and club levels for the uppity people
3) escalators to upper deck
4) machine guns at entrance to take out douchebags in Steelers jerseys
5) they will need to build a parking deck soon

Other than that, BofA is great.
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Great thread topic, it's refreshing from the "Saint's f^ck themselves again" threads.

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[quote name='CarolinaPanthers8789' timestamp='1341607430' post='1819748']
I like the WiFi idea...

However, I really would like them to expand the team store. It get's so fricken packed in there.

Also a bigger scoreboard would be nice and like the above poster mentioned, escalators would be huge. Hell, even TWC Arena has escalators.
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They are working on that right now actually.

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[b][color=#FF0000][font=Arial][size=2]Note: The Team Store will be closed indefinitely for remodeling beginning Saturday, April 14th, 2012. A Grand Re-Opening is planned for August 4th at Fan Fest. [/size][/font][/color][color=#FF0000][font=Arial][size=2]Beginning April 30th, 2012, a temporary Team Store location in the form of a mobile trailer will be open Monday through Friday, from 11am to 2pm outside the East Gate at Bank of America Stadium. Parking is available on Mint Street. [color=#00BFFF]Please note the mobile trailer will be closed July 4th - 8th. [/color][/size][/font][/color][/b]
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Hopefully it will be bigger with more room to move.

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I like the escalator idea. Although I like to think I'm burning off those Nachos on my way up. It's not really a renovation but I would love to see better stadium food. Darren Rovell is always posting amazing looking food served at other stadiums.

Possibly they want to make some changes to the way the stadium drains because of the Jaguars game.

I just wish there was more they could do outside the Stadium. Be it activities or grass fields for tailgating. It's tough I'm sure because of land value.

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[quote name='KendrickPanther' timestamp='1341609186' post='1819766']


They are working on that right now actually.



Hopefully it will be bigger with more room to move.
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Thanks for the heads up.

An expansion has been a huge need (in my opinion) for quite some time.

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[quote][color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]3) escalators to upper deck[/font][/color][/quote]

Screw escalators, let's just hire Sherpa's to carry everyone to their seats...

Seriously though, If you can't make it up the switchbacks to your seat then you are disabled and thus eligible to take the elevator...otherwise more walking and less eating solves the problem.

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hell why stop at escalators? why not just install a couple of cranes in each section and charge fatasses and lazyasses twenty bucks a pop to have the operator swing their flaccid sentient bodies into their sections. for an extra ten bucks a porter can carry you to your actual seat.

embrace the lard

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You guys are making way to much of this. Most fat people don't even fit in the seats but there are plenty of people late 40s-70s that would benefit.

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[quote name='SCP' timestamp='1341607691' post='1819752']
4) machine guns at entrance to take out douchebags in Steelers jerseys
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Best idea yet... Maybe taser machine guns and then we can give the douchebags' tickets to the homeless and everyone would feel like it's justified
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