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Panthers want 125 Million in taxpayer money.

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The downtown economy boomed when the Panthers built the stadium there.

PSLs paid for the stadium, not the county. They have been reaping the benefits of this team for nearly 2 decades without an investment.

It is time they paid something for this team's financial impact on the community. $125m is fair. Small market teams with no Jerry Jones characters as owners need to create ways to flourish.

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Just raise the price on tickets an avg of $35 per seat and this will be paid off in 5 years.

(($35 x 70,000 seats) x 10 Home Games )x 5 years

Wait. So we are supposed to be pissed about using taxpayer dollars to help renovate the stadium because we haven't had a consistent winner yet, so the solution you propose is to up ticket prices?!?!

I think that would actually go over worse than the 1% food tax

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at least you are consistent

Thank you very much. I try to be.

I don't believe in it, AT&T which I care nothing about or the Panthers which I care for a lot.

Try not to get emotion wrapped up in it and it's an easier call to make.

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BTW, I believe (and correct me if I am wrong, I may be) we have had a team for about 20 years on only 60 million in taxpayer dollars. That is ridiculously cheap for an NFL franchise.

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I'd pay more for tickets to ensure the Panthers stayed. But I'm a gluten for punishment.

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Wait. So we are supposed to be pissed about using taxpayer dollars to help renovate the stadium because we haven't had a consistent winner yet, so the solution you propose is to up ticket prices?!?!

Talk about an even bigger PR disaster.

Maybe if he fielded a winning franchise it wouldn't be such a PR nightmare.

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I'd pay more for tickets to ensure the Panthers stayed. But I'm a gluten for punishment.

So the Panthers are going to leave town over escalators and a jumbotron?

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So the Panthers are going to leave town over escalators and a jumbotron?

I've refused to go upstairs in a mall before because the escalator was busted.

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the money should not come from PSL holders / ticket prices. Nor should NC and SC counties pay. The money should come from businesses that have made a killing off the downtown development the Panther's stadium location created. We have college games, a College Bowl game, 8 games each fall, and other events there. Each time, the area hotels and restaurants make a killing. I imagine that UNCC

will play a game or two there. More money for the local economy.

Any clues where the money should come from?

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I've refused to go upstairs in a mall before because the escalator was busted.

There are bars and restaurants I've never gone to because they were up some stairs.

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