The 2008 NFC South Division Champion Carolina Panthers will get their 2009 campaign underway at Fan Fest, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, on Saturday, August 8 at Bank of America Stadium. All fans are invited, and admission is free. The day will feature a road race, activities inside and outside the stadium and a Panthers practice.
The day will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with the Blue Points 5K Road Race. Events outside the stadium’s North Gate will begin at 9 a.m. with music, games, contests and visits from the TopCats and Sir Purr. The Team Store - selling this season’s new merchandise - and Ticket Office - offering 2009 single-game tickets, hospitality packages and PSL’s - will also open at 9 a.m.
Bank of America Stadium will open at 9:30 a.m., and every fan in attendance will receive a 2009 team roster card. Watch the Panthers 2008 highlight video on the PantherVision screens and performances by the TopCats and Sir Purr. There will also be on-field contests for fans. Then at 11 a.m., see your 2009 Carolina Panthers in action with a practice that will feature stretching, individual drills, seven-on-seven, special teams and team periods and a scrimmage.
Strollers and video cameras will be permitted inside the stadium for Fan Fest only. Bags smaller than 8” x 10” x 14” will be allowed after inspection.
|7:30 a.m.||Blue Points 5k Road Race|
|8:15 a.m.||Sir Purr Toddler Trot|
|9:00 a.m.||Activities outside North Gate begin|
|9:00 a.m.||Team Store and Ticket Office open|
|9:30 a.m.||Gates open with team roster card giveaway|
|9:30 a.m.||Contests begin on the field|
|10:14 a.m.||2008 Panthers highlight video on PantherVision|
|10:37 a.m.||Welcome from PantherVision|
|10:38 a.m.||TopCats introduction|
|10:41 a.m.||Sir Purr routine|
|10:43 a.m.||TopCats routine|
|10:45 a.m.||Players take field for pre-practice warm-ups|
|11:00 a.m.||Practice begins|
|1:00 p.m.||Practice ends|