- January 10th, 2018, 2:20 pm
HUGE waste of money IMHO.
First things first. They need to get bought by an investment group that wants to keep them in the Charlotte area. Last year, there was a group interested in taking them out west. (Of course we all know how the Chargers and LA turned out... I think they need to leave the Panthers where they are)
Anyway, the big wigs want the best of the best in luxury boxes, biggest scoreboard, fanciest retractable roof (we see how that turned out in Atl), most glass, etc etc. There is something to be said about renovation though. They were all but ready to tear down the Super Dome 20 years ago because of a lack of Luxury boxes and amenities but they "Found a way".
Well, yes, BofA isn't a dome. In this area of the country it doesn't need to be. If rain keeps you away from a football game, then you're not a football fan. The sport was built in the mud-filled trenches. Don't get John Madden started....
Personally, I wouldn't go see a basketball game in a football dome if you gave me tickets. Anyone I know that has been there said that you can't see a thing! You're too busy trying to look at the video boards rather than live action. Well, I have a video board at home called a television that probably costs less than a single final-four ticket. If I go to a game, I want to watch the live action and only glance at the video for the replays.
I digress, it will be what the big-wigs want it to be. It might help the Carowinds area because the shops, restaurants and hotels will certainly sprout but personally, let's keep the Panthers downtown.