Just opened the invoice and see one of the options is "pay as we play". With this option all we have to do is register our credit card information and it will only be charged IF the Panthers host a game. You can't beat that. So all the talk that the organization will just sit on all the money collected or if can get a refund if they don't make the playoffs or host a game is moot.
Invoice for playoff tickets
Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:30 PM
How many psl owners will say its a great model when the panthers decide to make a new stadium and say "sorry your psls are for the old stadium, you now pay ____ more because this is new"
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The above scenario would suck!! Sadly I know many lifelong Giants and Jets fans who had season tickets that because of the PSL method were priced out of be part of having tickets when they built their new stadium. I guess at least for them, they did not lose money spent on PSL's but for me mine was not an investment. To me it was just a cost ammortized over many years towards the price of my tickets and these are going to my son so there is never a desire to sell them anyway. It would suck for sure if that happened here in Charlotte in which they built a new place and I got priced out. Plus I have great seats and would hate to lose them. These are all reasons why I will always be against getting a new stadium here That being said, despite how "old" people say the stadium is, it was built with a lot of suites and club seats which is one of the biggest drivers of why teams build new, so that will not be a problem here. Also they are doing a big renovation and stuff. I do not see this team needing a new place for a looooooonnnng time so I am not to worried about.
Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:44 PM
Posted 02 December 2013 - 06:56 PM
Here's what I have to say regarding the whole without PSLs there would not be a team - some of you guys must be too young or weren't around or wasn't paying attention to remember what it was like when JR was working to get this team. You must not have been glued to your televisions that night waiting for the announcement that the owners chose us. And I remember that first announcement - "They're printing t-shirts !!!!!" WBTV had planted themselves outside the t-shirt factory that would be printing the first t-shirts if we got the team and they started printing them before the press conference. They scooped the official announcement by about 15 minutes to half an hour - I can't remember exactly how long it was. The day PSLs went on sale - over 40,000 were ordered - on the first day. That was KEY to getting the attention of the owners that this region would support the team. People who bought sent in real cash without knowing we'd ever have a team. We didn't know where our seats would be. We picked which area were wanted and ranked them in order - section A,B,C,D,E,F,G, Club1, Club 2, Club 3. We found out must later where our seats were and it was decided randomly. I often had people ask me (long after we had the team and I had tickets and they wished they did, but didn't) - what made you even think about getting your PSLs. My answer then - and now remains - it never occurred to me NOT to.
Google is your friend - I suggest digging deep if you really want to find out all the details about how this team was born. We were the only team chosen that night when the plan was to select 2. The Panthers hit it out of the park.
Regarding that guy "plopping" a team in Houston - Houston lost their team and the NFL has done everything they can do to have a new team put back in many of those cities. So the NFL WANTED another team in Houston. If JR would have wanted to put a team back in Houston back then, it would have been much easier for him. He wanted one here - and nobody believed that this area would support it so he had a lot to prove. To prove it and he had to build a stadium and prove he had the support of the fans. PSLs did that.
Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:40 PM
WE have a team...WE support the team....WE pay the team and keep them here as a fan base and city.......I am a PSL owner and love my seats....but we have a team because WE all wanted one and WE all should support them.....KEEP POUNDING!!!!!
Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:04 PM
I got to spend a day at Max Muhlemans house back in the late 90s working on some computer stuff. I LOVED the man, he was so kind and free with his time discussing the Panthers. He loves the city, and loves pro sports and is in some ways the kind of opposite of Jerry Richardson in style.
PSLs made the Panthers happen and the video shows how it actually evolved from the Hornets coming to Charlotte.
Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:37 PM
Yep - I still remember the ticker tape parade in downtown Charlotte when we got the Hornets. I worked at a bank (that no longer exists and the building was converted into condos a few years back).
Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:10 PM
There needs to be more flexibility with them. No refund option freaking stupid. If that's the case just send the invoice after the first game.
In many ways this adds to the merloting of football fans.
Not saying some psl owners here don't get fired up but many psl owners just want to be seen or make sure you know they own psl's.
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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:19 PM
Moved out of NC last year. I wish I was still in the state. If so, I'd definitely be a PSL owner. Right now, all I can do is go to the games when they play NO or when they play HOU.
So you went to hell? I'm sorry.
j/k Aggie, I have lived in that part of the country. Not exactly paradise.