Councilmen hold closed-door meeting with president of Carolina Panthers

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The Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– A Charlotte city councilman held a closed-door meeting with the president of the Carolina Panthers and others Monday to talk funding stadium renovations for Bank of America stadium, WSOC reports.

Councilman James Mitchell told WSOC the meeting included himself, Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison, deputy city manager Ron Kimble, new city manager Ron Carlee, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray, city attorney Bob Hagemann, and Walter Price from law firm Moore & Van Allen, which is lobbying on behalf of the Panthers.

In the meeting Mitchell said the group discussed how to convince state senators to vote for House Bill 193, which would allow the city to use money from the city’s occupancy and prepared-foods tax, to pay for renovations to the stadium.

The bill is expected to be up for a full Senate vote on Thursday.

Read more at WSOC

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