http://www.bizjourna...ale.html?page=4 According to Erik Spanberg (Charlotte Business Journal), the idea was floated by two city council members during a meeting with the Panthers, after the state turned the Cats request for state tax dollars down...the Panthers replied with...uh...NO.
Charlotte city leaders are scheduled to meet with Panther officals Thursday (April 18th) to work out a deal using current monies for the stadium upgrades. James Mitchell (councilman) is expected to be the point man for the city. Let's hope this gets worked out quickly guys.
Are important dates concerning the vote on using current monies for BoA stadium upgrades. If the vote passes thursday, then a major hurrdle is cleared. Like it or not with public money tied to the stadium, this will give local gov. a little more leverage in tying the Panthers to Charlotte and the Carolinas someday when we get a new owner. Fingers crossed.