When football fans go to a Carolina Panthers game, it's easy to get pumped up for the home team before stepping foot inside Bank of America Stadium.
Two hours prior to kickoff, the Panthers Lair opens on the corner of Mint Street and Morehead Street. Fans can see performances by the PurrCussion drum line, meet Sir Purr and get autographs from TopCats cheerleaders. There's also games, sponsor giveaways, food trucks and a DJ. Admission is free.
Another spot for pregame entertainment is at Panthers in the Park, located at Romare Bearden Park between Church and Mint streets. Check out the Fuel Up to Play 60 Kids Combine, a series of football skills and drills for kids and their families. The TopCats, Sir Purr and PurrCussion make appearances here, as well. Panthers in the Park opens two and a half hours prior to game time and closes 30 minutes before kickoff.
Once you're inside Bank of America Stadium, don't miss Sir Purr's Play 60 Den, located on the 100 level by section 138. Kids can play like the pros by practicing their kicking and passing skills on a miniature artificial turf field. Boys and girls can also suit up like a player, announce play-by-play at the "You Make the Call Studio" and compare their weight to Panthers players, along with other fun activities.
If you want to check out a game, a limited number of single-game tickets may be available. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and at the Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office. Click here for more information.
2019 Panthers home game schedule:
(Preseason) Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Buffalo
(Preseason) Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh
Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. vs. Los Angeles Rams
Sept. 12 at 8:20 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay
Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. vs. Jacksonville
Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. vs. Tennessee
Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. vs. Atlanta
Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. vs. Washington
Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. vs. Seattle
Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. vs. New Orleans
On Oct. 13 the Panthers will travel to London to take on Tampa Bay.
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