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Fan Fest


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

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