Inaugural Untappd Beer Festival to be held at Bank of America Stadium in May

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mark your calendars, beer lovers -- Bank of America Stadium is getting set to host an inaugural beer festival this spring.

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Untappd, which is one of the world’s largest beer apps with over 7 million users globally, and Bank of America Stadium announced on Tuesday a partnership to host the first ever Untappd Beer Festival.

The event will be held on May 4 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Beer enthusiasts and brewers from around the world will have the chance to assemble at the stadium to celebrate beer and breweries from across the United States. Over 100 brewers will pour samples of between two and four beers at booths stationed on the field at the stadium.

The event will also highlight dozens of Charlotte-area and North Carolina and South Carolina breweries.

Panthers’ owner David Tepper has told Channel 9 in the past that he wants to draw major events to the stadium.

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“We are delighted to be working with Untappd to bring this great new festival to uptown Charlotte,” said Carolina Panthers President Tom Glick. “The beer and brewery scene continues to be a beacon for the growth of our region, and we can’t wait to welcome many local and national brewers to our stadium. Bank of America Stadium is very much open for business. Attracting the best national sports and entertainment events to Charlotte and contributing to the rich quality of life in our city and region is a priority and of great importance to our organization.”

Tickets are on sale now. Prices start at $50. For more information on the event, click here.

“We sought out a world-class facility and supportive partner to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our first Untappd Beer Festival. We were fortunate to find both in the venue and team at Bank of America Stadium,” said Untappd President and Chief Operating Officer Trace Smith.

“While this event represents the first of a series of festivals throughout North America and Europe, we are a North Carolina-based company with offices in Wilmington, Charlotte, and Durham and wanted a ‘home’ for a recurring annual event in the Carolinas.”

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