Panthers host draft party at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers fans headed to Bank of America Stadium Thursday to watch the 2023 NFL Draft.

The team has the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and is expected to select its next quarterback.

Gates opened at 6:30 p.m.

Fans were able to visit the game field, tour the Panthers locker room and entry tunnel, and mix and mingle with Panthers legends Mike Rucker, Mike Tolbert and Wesley Walls. There were designated autograph and photo opportunities with select legends.

Entertainment included appearances by the TopCats, Sir Purr, PurrCussion and the Black & Blue Crew before the party concludes with fireworks and a light show.

Tickets proceeds benefitted the Carolina Panthers Charities.

>> On Thursday, Channel 9 will be in Kansas City with LIVE coverage as the Panthers make their selection -- possibly bringing their yearslong search for a franchise quarterback to an end.

(VIDEO: Panthers coach on No. 1 draft pick, free agency moves: ‘We mean business’)

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