Panthers seek help for stadium improvements
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013
CHARLOTTE (AP) — The speaker of the North Carolina House says there’s a fear that the Carolina Panthers could move if they don’t get financial help to upgrade Bank of America Stadium.
Thom Tillis made those remarks Tuesday in response to questions about talks between the state and team officials about the proposed multimillion dollar project.
The Panthers want to renovate the outdoor 74,000-seat stadium.
Panthers’ owner Jerry Richardson and team President Danny Morrison have met with both Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory.
Two weeks ago, Richardson discussed the issue with the Charlotte City Council.
The Panthers are seeking $125 million in money from the city and another $62.5 million from the state to help offset the proposed $250 million project.
Tillis says the Panthers are considering moving if they don’t get help.