Carolina Panthers announce plans for stadium upgrades, renovation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers announced stadium renovation plans during a media event on Tuesday.
The team said there are three major objectives with the renovations: the upgrades must impact all fans, the stadium must maintain a classic look and must improve the overall fan experience.
Team President Danny Morrison says construction is set to begin in two weeks.
Two new 63-foot high and 212-foot long high-definition video boards will be installed above each end zone.
One of the major upgrades is the addition of escalators inside the stadium.
There will be four new “bays” installed at three entry gates with escalators in each bay, the team said on Tuesday. One escalator in each bay arrives at the 300 Club Level, the other escalator in each bay arrives at the 500 Level.
“The new escalators are designed to be a seamless integration onto the existing facade, maintaining its classic appearance & timeless design,” the team said in a statement.
Two new 5-foot tall ribbon boards will encircle the entire bowl at the club level. The new boards will feature game information and statistics, NFL scores and statistics, crowd prompts, and sponsor elements.
Bank of America Stadium will also feature new illuminated glass domes on each of the three entry gates.
A new high-efficiency, high-octave distributed sound system will also be installed throughout the bowl.
The renovations are phase one of three. The team will make renovations over the next three years.