• Panthers owner wants to build retractable roof stadium in Charlotte

    By: STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer


    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers billionaire owner David Tepper says his goal is to build a retractable roof stadium in Charlotte within the next 10 years in an effort to attract major sporting events to the state, including the NCAA men's basketball Final Four.

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    Speaking Wednesday at Panthers training camp, Tepper said, "It's not idle chatter, it's something I would like to see done."

    Tepper has been an active owner since purchasing the Panthers last summer.

    He's in the midst of trying to land a Major League Soccer expansion team, has built a practice bubble in Charlotte and will be building what he called a "world-class" practice facility across the border in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Upon completion in 2022, the facility will host Panthers headquarters, training camp and in-season practices.


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