The Carolina Panthers may not be having their best season, but game day at Bank of America Stadium is still one of the best environments in the NFL.
Are you planning to hit one of the last five home games? Here is everything you need to know about watching the Panthers live and in person.
Traveling to a Panthers Home Game
While you may not be able to bet in person at the Panthers game, you can still go to root for your favorite team. Season ticket holders have parking all around the property at Bank of America Stadium. There are also 30,000 plus parking spots within a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium.
For those wanting to take the LYNX light rail into the games, get off at one of three stops:
- Convention center
All three of these stops will put you within walking distance of Bank of America Stadium.
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Tailgating at Bank of America
There are many options for tailgating all around the stadium. Fans can go to many bars and restaurants for a great pregame experience.
Season ticket holder parking lots also are known for great pregame environments. The various parking lots and grassy areas within walking distance of the stadium also have plenty of room and little to no restrictions on those trying to have some tailgating fun.
Also, do not forget one of the most convenient tailgating options at Carolina Panthers games. That is the PantherFanz Tailgating Club area which is an excellent alternative to having to bring your own grill, food, drinks, and other things.
Panther’s park in Romare Bearden Park is also a favorite for younger fans. That has football activities for kids at the Play 60 kids combine and includes mascot appearances.
Lastly, once it gets closer to game time, the Panthers offer an interactive fan experience called the Panthers Lair. On the corner of Morehead street and Mint Street, the Panthers have food trucks, a DJ, giveaways, interactive games, and more.
Leave your cash at home
Bank of America Stadium keeping up with many NFL stadiums, is an entirely cashless venue. All vendors, concessions, and retail locations will only accept card or mobile payments.
All purchases must be made via credit, debit card, touch-free payment, or through the Panthers app.
There is a little something for everyone if you’re eating inside the stadium. There is the Sabor Latin Grill if you’re looking for tacos, empanadas, or churros, and there is Bojangles if you’re hungry for some fried chicken.
There are also classic stadium foods such as hot dogs, bratwurst, pizza, burgers, and nachos. And, of course, it wouldn’t be the South if BBQ wasn’t on the menu at several spots around the concourse.
And if you like popcorn, you’re in luck. You can get a bottomless tub to fill up as many times as you’d like.
Entry policies at Bank of America Stadium
There are a few essential things to know about getting into games once you are ready to head inside Bank of America Stadium. Referenced below is information directly from the Carolina Panthers Official website.
- Every child over 12 months old will have to have a game ticket to enter the stadium. Any child under 12 months old that does not have their own ticket has to share a seat with an adult.
- All fans must have a safe and enjoyable visit to Bank of America Stadium. All teams in the NFL enforce the league’s clear bag policy; approved items may be placed in transparent plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or purses, bags, or clutches no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″.
- Blankets are allowed into the stadium during the winter months. Fans will be asked to shake out the blanket to go through security. If a bag holds the blanket, the bag must still meet the stadium bag policy.
- All entries to Bank of America events require mobile tickets, as PDF tickets will no longer be valid for entry. All users, both PSL holders and single-game ticket buyers, can access and manage their tickets through the free Panthers Official App with screen shares below. Mobile ticketing will allow ticket holders to manage conveniently, transfer (forward), or sell tickets and will aid in efforts to reduce the risk of lost or counterfeit tickets.
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