Charlotte, North Carolina is a great southern city with excellent culture, entertainment, and dining options. One of the biggest draws of the city are events held at the Bank of America Stadium. In the heart of the city, Bank of America Stadium is both home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and host to other special events every year. If you’re planning a trip to Charlotte soon, be it for business, vacation, or especially for a big event, be sure to check out Bank of America Stadium. With professional football games and big name music acts, there is sure to be an event at the stadium to please everyone.
Bank of America Stadium History & Details
Home of the NFL team the Carolina Panthers, Bank of America Stadium is located in the uptown district in Charlotte. Construction began in April of 1994 and the venue opened in September of 1996. When it opened, the stadium’s capacity was 72,685 people, but since the initial opening, several renovations have been made and it can now accommodate up to 74,455 fans. Primarily used for football, the stadium’s surface is grass rather than astroturf and HOK Sports Facilities Group specifically designed for football.
Bank of America Stadium had several names from planning to the present time: Panther’s Stadium, Carolina’s Stadium, and Ericsson Stadium. Bank of America got the 20 year naming rights in 2004. In addition to playing host to the Carolina Panthers’ home games, there are two college games that take place there each year: the ACC Championship Game and the Belk Bowl.
If you’re in Charlotte and there’s not a Panthers game scheduled and you still want to experience Bank of America Stadium, stadium tours of the state of the art facilities are available throughout the year.
Bank of America Stadium Fall 2014 Events
While there have been appearances held at the stadium by big names like the Rolling Stones, Billy Graham, and one cancelled appearance from Barack Obama for the closing of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers | September 21st
Carolina Panthers vs. Chicago Bears | October 5th
Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks | October 26th
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints | October 30th
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons | November 16th
Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game | December 6th
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | December 14th
Carolina Panthers vs. Cleveland Browns | December 21st
Belk Bowl | December 30th
When deciding which events to attend at Bank of America Stadium this fall, take advantage of the Select Registry Property in Charlotte. The Duke Mansion, one of the great North Carolina Inns, is listed on the National Register of Historic places and offers a combination of a charming historic southern bed and breakfast with state-of-the-art meeting and retreat spaces. The personalized service and comfortable accommodations will make your stay in Charlotte relaxing and truly enjoyable. Choose one of their twenty rooms that mix classic southern charm and modern comfort, and take advantage of the beautifully kept gardens on the property. And of course, you’ll enjoy a full breakfast each morning, to get your days started off on a delicious note. When you choose the Duke Mansion for your Charlotte accommodations, you’re certain to have a wonderful Select Registry experience.
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