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The Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte

Charlotte business leader continue to support the Carolina Panther’s and the team’s request for local and state aid to upgrade Bank of America Stadium, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The Panther’s are seeking $144 million from the city and $62 million from the state for upgrades to the stadium that could cost upward of $250 million.

Officials are asking lawmakers to approve a 1 percent hike in Charlotte’s prepared food tax in exchange for Panther’s agreeing to stay in the city for 15 years.

Read more at The Charlotte Observer