by: Scott Wickersham Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Eyewitness News learned Tuesday renovations will start in two weeks at Bank of America Stadium.
It's all part of the deal that has Charlotte taxpayers kicking in $87 million in exchange for keeping the team in Charlotte guaranteed for six more years.
The biggest project will be new escalators taking fans from the lower to upper levels. Also, there will be what the Panthers call "party plazas" at the top of each escalator bay to watch other games, and eat and drink.
The Panthers will also be installing a new giant video monitor -- all-LED, 200 feet wide and 60 feet tall -- that is two and a half times bigger than the current big screen.
There will also be new wraparound banners and a new sound system.
The designer said it will put Bank of America Stadium at the top of the league.
And the tops of the domes which are next to each Panthers entrance will be replaced with glass, and they will light up in different colors.
The work is supposed to be done by July but this is just phase one of the updates planned at the stadium.
The Panthers said future phases could involve updated concourses and new entities.
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