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City Agrees To Panthers' Stadium Request


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CHARLOTTE - Charlotte city officials on Friday agreed to help the Carolina Panthers fund improvements to Bank of America Stadium with public dollars.

The city would invest $143.75 million over 15 years under the agreement, which was announced late Friday afternoon. The money would be raised through a one-percent increase in the prepared food and beverage tax.

Team owner Jerry Richardson met with the City Council hours earlier at Whitehead Manor in southeast Charlotte, where the council was holding its budget retreat.

At least 15 more years of Carolina Panther football in CHarlotte.

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Charlotte played hardball years ago and lost a Pro Basketball team. They look like they don't plan on repeating that mistake.

Good for the fans of the Panthers.

Richardson prided himself on building BOA without a cent of Taxpayer money. I honestly believe that he knows he's not long for this world and is wanting something to tie the team to Charlotte for the forseeable future.

I mean, think about his position. You strive and work hard to finally get a team for your state(s), and after countless years of red tape, you finally succeed... you don't want your legacy to be in vain if the new owner just relocates the team once you've passed away.

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