I've always wanted to see a primetime game at Bank of America Stadium. What are my chances for next season? - Jimmy in Blowing Rock, N.C.
If you want to attend the Monday Night Football game against the Indianapolis Colts on November 2 with a friend or family member, you're in luck – at the time of this writing at least. If you want to attend the Sunday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 25, you'll have make friends with your seat mates.
That's how well single-game ticket sells have gone since they kicked off May 30.
"We had a tremendous response when tickets went on sale," director of ticketing Chrystal Rowe said. "A limited number of tickets are still available for both preseason and regular season games. At the current time, the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles games have only single seats available.
"We encourage folks to get their tickets and make their plans now. There isn't a more exciting or better place to be than in Bank of America Stadium on game day."
Tickets can be purchased one of four ways: via www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers or at the Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office. For a list of ticket centers, call the Charge-by-Phone number at 1-800-745-3000.
You can still score tickets for every home game by purchasing from a limited number of Permanent Seat Licenses currently available starting at $21 a month. For more details on all of the Panthers' ticket options, visit this link at Panthers.com.
In your opinion, does Cam Newton have what it takes to put Carolina on that next level and win a Super Bowl? – Alex in Bakersville, N.C.
I believe Newton, who made headlines with his five-year contract extension last week, has what it takes to help the Panthers become Super Bowl champions. That's an exciting prospect to be sure, but the key word here is "help." Teams in today's NFL can't win without a franchise quarterback, but franchise quarterbacks in today's NFL can't do it alone. There's only one Super Bowl-winning quarterback each season but clearly more than one Super Bowl-worthy quarterback, so supporting casts often spell the difference. And at this moment, I'm as excited as I've been about Newton's supporting cast.
Over the course of the Panthers' four-game winning streak to close the regular season and a victory over Arizona in the postseason, Carolina averaged 27.6 points per game – an average topped by just six teams in the 2014 regular season. A healthy Newton led the Panthers to 75 total points in late road victories over NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta behind an offensive line that suddenly shored up.
The line should be better still this season, and the wide receiver group is significantly more stacked at the top with the addition of second-round draft choice Devin Funchess and the return of Ted Ginn, Jr. Ginn is one of several players poised to upgrade special teams, and the defense speaks for itself.
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, and Newton is at the top of the list.
Who is the best player on the team? (cam newton) – Treavor in Canton, Ohio
It appears you answered your own question. It's too early to say, but perhaps Newton will become a "resident" of your hometown someday as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
Just about any sports question asking about the "best" of something is open for debate, and this one is no exception. I believe that performance within a position should be an element of the discussion, and there aren't many players around the NFL playing better at linebacker than Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, better at tight end than Greg Olsen or better than Ryan Kalil at center.
The fact that the question doesn't have an obvious answer is a good thing, showing that the Panthers have both quality and quantity when it comes to talent.
Is Stephen Hill going to make an impact on this year's team? – William in Charlotte
I honestly do not know. I know he has talent and has now had a year to work on his game and work his way into the Panthers' system via a spot on the practice squad. I also know he's made some impressive catches this offseason. As mentioned earlier, Carolina has a wealth of talent at the position, though, so making the roster would be the first step before making an impact.
Here's what Hill shared about his hopes for 2015 in a recent interview.
Has Fan Fest been scheduled yet? Can't wait!!! Thank you!! – Cathy in Charlotte
Fan Fest is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at Bank of America Stadium, but no other details are available just yet. It shouldn't be long before more information as well as the training camp schedule are set. Stay tuned to Panthers.com for the latest.