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#1 Zod

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:26 AM

Fan Fest is Saturday at Bank of America Stadium. Although the practice is not until 4, there are things happening on the field before then. At 3:30 they usually play a really nice highlight video from the previous season. Then the topcats take the field with a routine or two before the players make their way down.

Here are some tips:

- Although Fan Fest is free, you will still need to have cash on hand to pay for parking. The garages are usually cheapest. 3 Wells Fargo garage next to The Green is a short walk and pretty cheap/clean/safe. Get to it off of College St.

- If you want autographs, get there early and sit on the home side of the stadium (south). Seems like more things get signed there than anywhere else. It helps if you have a specific player in mind and have a sign or something made up for him to get his attention. It also helps to have a 9 year old next to you.

- Shade will be at a premium. Again, get there early if you want a shaded seat. Aside from the autograph seats, they are the most coveted.

- Bring a Camera! Pictures from fan fest are eligible in our training camp photo contest. Topcat pictures can be entered and may be a easy way to win that sucker.

- This will be the best action from camp. Something happens when those players are in the stadium in front of fans. They go at full speed and have a bit more contact.

Please feel free to add your own tips or experiences here...

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#2 cultclassiccat

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

Wish i could participate this yr. Stuck in TX.

#3 Kettle

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

On the autographs...would a 16 month old girl in a panther cheerleader outfit work as well as a 9 yr old?

#4 mjligon

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:09 AM

Damnit, I am fresh out of 9 year olds.

#5 SIGCHI222

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

They might be making it rain with footballs in the end zone seats like the last time they were at BOA.

#6 Mr. Scot

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

Can't go, sadly (real life intrudes)

Probably won't be able to make training camp this year either :(

#7 boo7382

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

Can't go:( we are headed to the beach

I'm going to Training Camp Tuesday and the game Friday so I suppose I can miss this...


Le sigh.

#8 KissMyConverse

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

This is actually my first fan fest but most importantly its my Japanese girlfriends first introduction to football. (Apparently the NFL isn't big in Tokyo) I don't know how she is going to handle football season between the Hokies and the Panthers we've only been dating 6 months so we will see....
But since she saw the Pink Newton jersey/shirt combo with rhinestones and glitter she is at least excited about dressing for the event.
Personal note I wouldn't mind getting Olsen to sign my 88 Dexter jersey.

#9 pstall

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

there was one a couple of years ago where i think the earth was closer than normal to the sun and EVERYBODY sat in the shady section of the stadium.

so yes. get there early or risk being rotisseried.

#10 Mr. Scot

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

there was one a couple of years ago where i think the earth was closer than normal to the sun and EVERYBODY sat in the shady section of the stadium.

so yes. get there early or risk being rotisseried.


Happened to me at the open practice. Any and all exposed skin was french fried.

#11 micnificent28

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:48 PM

I went last year and I swear I still have burns. But I will be there again. Same bat time same bat channel. Huddle doing any tailgating?


#12 King Taharqa

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

It was hot as fug last year. We literally were cooking in the stadium praying for the shade to block the sun.

#13 Lomez

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

Yeah last year was ungodly hot. But I'll be there early, plus I want to check out the new team store. Got paid today...might not be good.

#14 Boner Champ

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

Thanks for the info Todd

#15 Sawyerballer

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

I will be there surrounded by a 3 and 7 year old along with two gals. Ditched the Autographs early last year due to being entirely too hot. As for parking, we like to park down near South Blvd. and ride the light rail, which is only a short walk to the stadium. Plus its a fun experience for us hillbillies down here in Gastonia.


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