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#37 panfan32

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

LA...here we come...


Dude just dont post anymore! Sick of the negative posts this season.

Jacksonville is going everyone kows that. They have had issues year after year trying to just sell out a game. their market is small and having 3 teams in florida was about as smart as pouring hiney on yourself standing next to a bear,

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

They want 250? City will go into full meltdown mode.......hell didn't we just have a big show down over giving a couple mill to help build the baseball stadium downtown? hell these folks are still complaing about building the bobcats stadium. If JR takes a hard line this is going to be real ugly...watch

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

I hope JR doesnt try to pull a "Shinn" on the city and overvalue how much the Panthers mean to the average Charlottean. Right now isnt the greatest time to be asking for public money IMO.

No kidding.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

The hell with appealing to Panther fans in Charlotte. JR needs to take this angle to get support for public $$ in Charlotte:

"If the panthers dont get the upgrades and we leave, you won't get to invade our stadium when your Yankee team or bandwagon team comes to Charlotte every other year."

Play to the masses for public money, not some niche like us Panther fans.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

i wish he would put some of that money into hiring the best coaching staff and FO money can buy.

putting a better product on the field is the best upgrade that stadium could have and would go the furtherest towards filling up the stands with panther fans.



I think the money is there, the failure to spend it intelligentley well...that is the issue. The brains behind the money...that is the issue....

Not that I don't agree, more effort needs to go into the product more than anything and it is apparent this has not been happening.

Our stadium is old for stadiums and things need to be checked and replaced regardless if 'upgrades' are also being built, I am sure it is cheaper now more than ever to upgrade, despite 250 million being pretty expensive....its nothing compared to building a stadium. I personally don't like our stadium very much. I don't like the whole steeler/GB thing. With 'traditional' stadiums there is a lot of good and a lot of bad.

Of course JR will ask for money from Charlotte, the fans in Charlotte means much more to the reason teh Panthers are here than JR, despite not having as much 'power'. If we can build a stupid light rail for half a billion, we can pay half that and keep the Panthers, the only thing worth a poo IMO, in charlotte.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Just because JR can afford it doesn't mean he should have to pay for it all...

When you look at the revenue and exposure the city of Charlotte derives from the Panthers, you could argue that it makes perfect sense for the city to make a significant contribution to the stadium project.

Heck, city officials approached JR to find out how much he wanted. City officials know that contributing a significant amount of public money to stadium renovations makes the city a stakeholder in the franchise and it sounds like they are just as concerned about what happens when JR kicks the bucket as we are, so they want to invest in the franchise in order to have some say in it's future.

I'm sure the public money will come with some strings attached...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

to bad we can't improve the fans and the family atmosphere

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

Of course JR will ask for money from Charlotte, the fans in Charlotte means much more to the reason teh Panthers are here than JR, despite not having as much 'power'. If we can build a stupid light rail for half a billion, we can pay half that and keep the Panthers, the only thing worth a poo IMO, in charlotte.


LOL, Charlotte didn't pay half a billion for the light rail. The federal govt, followed by the state govt and then Charlotte payed for it.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

If we can pay for the f*cking NASCAR hall of fame, we can pay for these stadium improvements.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

If we can pay for the f*cking NASCAR hall of fame, we can pay for these stadium improvements.


Did tax dollars pay for that? I honestly don't know.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

They want 250? City will go into full meltdown mode.......hell didn't we just have a big show down over giving a couple mill to help build the baseball stadium downtown? hell these folks are still complaing about building the bobcats stadium. If JR takes a hard line this is going to be real ugly...watch



Nobody said Richardson would ask for as much as 250. That was the number floated previously as the anticipated cost, although the conversation I had suggests that the total costs will be higher.

The Panthers will obviously pay some portion of the cost. How much public assistance they seek is the key question. Remember that they can also appeal to the state legislature or state agencies for direct or indirect assistance; Charlotte has some clout there now, although it's still a very tough issue.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

If we can pay for the f*cking NASCAR hall of fame, we can pay for these stadium improvements.



wayyy better example.