CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers will host their training camp in Charlotte this upcoming offseason.
The team normally holds the camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina. But on Wednesday, they announced the move, saying it follows a trend in the NFL to remain at team headquarters, which streamlines operations.
According to panthers.com, only six teams in the league, including the Panthers, had training camp away from their facilities in 2023.
Aside from the 2020 offseason, the Panthers have held training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg.
The team is still working on fan accommodations.
The team will be making changes to the practice facility in Charlotte ahead of the training camp. The practice bubble, called the Atrium Health Dome, will be removed at the end of the season next month to begin renovations.
The City of Charlotte approved the changes, which were listed in a rezoning amendment Channel 9 reported on last month.
“The Panthers practice facility was approved by city council in 2019 under petition 2019-044,” the city told Channel 9 on Wednesday. “As the property owner they have the right to request minor changes to the site through the administrative amendment process. The Panthers (Tepper Sports & Entertainment) requested an administrative amendment on Nov. 6, 2023. On Nov. 13, 2023 city staff reviewed and signed off on the plan that was submitted by TSE. This is the standard process and it is very common among property owners.”
Right now, the team has a full outdoor field and about three quarters of another. After the upgrades, the team will have three full-length practice fields. The goal is to rotate between them to minimize wear.
The team plans to donate the practice bubble.
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