All of the important information fans need to know for the Panthers home opener vs. the Houston Texans
9:00 a.m. - Ticket Office Opens
9:00 a.m. - Team Store Opens
10:45 a.m. - Panthers In the Park & Panthers Lair Open
11:00 a.m. - Stadium Gates Open
12:00 p.m. - Panthers Take The Field For Warmups
12:39 p.m. - Presentation: Thomas Davis - Man Of The Year
12:58 p.m. - Stephen Curry Keep Pounding Drum Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - Kickoff
National Anthem: Quintavious Johnson
Invocation: Reverend Karen Easter Bayne
Keep Pounding Drum Ceremony: Stephen Curry
Halftime: Drum Line Showcase: PurrCussion, SCSU & WCU
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Fans with assigned parking will receive information and details that will be mailed with their season tickets. Other ticket holders will be responsible for their own parking arrangements. There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium. Parking operators lease parking spaces on a game-by-game or seasonal basis near Bank of America Stadium.
I-85 from the South- Look for signs to exit at either Billy Graham Parkway, Freedom Drive, Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East) or I-77 South.
I-85 from the North- Look for signs to exit at either Sugar Creek Road, Graham Street, Statesville Avenue or I-77 South.
I-77 from the South- Look for signs to exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
I-77 from the North- Look for signs to exit at either Brookshire Freeway (I-277 East), Fifth Street, Trade Street, Morehead Street or John Belk Freeway (I-277).
Wilkinson Boulevard (US 74) from the West- Follow signs for John Belk Freeway (I-277) and exit at either Carson Boulevard, College Street, South Boulevard or Brevard Street.
Independence Boulevard (US 74) from the East- Follow signs for John Belk Freeway (I-277) and exit at either Sixth Street, Fourth Street, Stonewall Street or South Boulevard.
Brookshire Freeway (I-277) from the West- Look for signs to exit at either I-77 South, Graham Street, Church Street or Brevard Street.
NC 49/US 29 from the Northeast- Follow Tryon Street to Church Street.
Airport- Follow Josh Birmingham Parkway 1.5 miles to Billy Graham Parkway South. Proceed on Billy Graham to I-77 North. Look for signs to exit at either John Belk Freeway (I-277) or Trade Street.
NFL Clear Bag Policy: Bags that are clear and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" are permitted inside Bank of America Stadium. Small bags and clutch purses that are not largers than 4.5" x 6.5 are also permitted inside the stadium. For more information, click here.
Banners and Flags: The players love to see signs of fan support. The Carolina Panthers may allow a limited number of banners and flags, subject to stadium management approval. In addition, stadium management reserves the right to prohibit banners and flags due to space availability, size or message content. For more information, click here.
Prohibited Items:For a complete list of prohibited items, click here.
Security Procedures: Per the NFL's mandated enhanced security screening procedures, all patrons and their belongings will be searched upon entry into the stadium, and prohibited items may be confiscated. Security screening includes hand-held metal-detecting wands and/or pat-downs. For more information, click here.
Fan Code of Conduct: Our purpose is to promote a high-energy environment to lend support to our team, while maintaining a wholesome, family-oriented atmosphere by defining certain acts or types of behavior that are unacceptable. For more information on the Panthers Fan Code of Conduct, click here.
Reporting a Problem:Fans in need of assistance should contact a member of of the stadium staff or send a text message to security at 704-GET-HELP (704-438-4357).
ENHANCING THE FAN EXPERIENCE
Free Wi-Fi:Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the stadium to patrons in the upper and lower seating bowls, club level, suites, concession areas and concourses. To connect to the network, do the following:
- Turn on the Wi-Fi on your wireless device and connect to the "PanthersWifi" network
- Go to your device's internet browser to bring up the AT&T Wi-Fi landing page
- Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click the "get connected" button**
Panthers Mobile App: **Once connected to "PanthersWifi" fans can enhance their experience with the Panthers mobile app, featuring live video replays and stats, access to NFL Red Zone, the latest news from Panthers.com and much more! To download the Panthers free mobile app, click here.
Share Your Photos With Us:Tag your twitter and Instagram photos with #PantherSelfie and text-only tweets with #GoPanthers and they could appear on our video boards.
First Time Visitors:Fans attending Bank of America Stadium for their first Panthers game should visit any guest relations booth to receive a "first visit" button. Fans can also request a certificate commemorating their first game, this will be mailed out the following week.
Panthers Merchandise:The Panthers Team Store is the one-stop shop for all of your Carolina Panthers merchandise needs! Gear up before the game! Visit shop.panthers.com for more information.
Designated Driver:The Carolina Panthers and Anheuser-Busch have teamed up to implement the Good Sport program to thank fans who respect the rights of others, drink responsibly and serve as a designated driver at home games. Fans may sign up for the program at the Good Sport designated driver booths across from sections 123 and 129 on the 100 level and 526 on the 500 level. Those who volunteer to be a designated driver have a chance to win Panthers merchandise and other prizes. Winners will be announced during the game.
Time to Roar:As game time approaches get ready to ROAR and create the best home field advantage in the NFL! At one hour and again at 30 minutes prior to kickoff you will hear a siren followed by the Panthers growl – signaling it is time for you to get inside the stadium! It will be the same siren that the players hear as they exit the Locker Room. With the best fans in the NFL, don't miss any of the action as we start the regular season!
Panthers in the Park:(Located at Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202) The perfect spot for families with children before the game! Be sure to visit Panthers in the Park presented by Carolinas HealthCare System at uptown's Bearden Park. Enjoy appearances by Sir Purr, the TopCats and PurCussion drum line, the Play 60 Kids Combine, Desktop Football Pavilion and more! Panthers in the Park opens two hours prior to game time and closes 30 minutes before kickoff. This week's sponsors include Carolina Healthcare System and the Southeast Dairy Associastion; visit their designated areas for giveaways!
Panthers Lair:(Located on the corner of Morehead St. and Mint St.) Come out to Panthers Lair on Sunday from 10:45am to 12:45pm. Enjoy performances by the PurrCussion drum line, autograph signing from the Carolina Panthers TopCats and appearances by Sir Purr! Panthers Lair is also featuring the brand new CPI RedZone Read football toss and the 107.9 The Link Panther Pride poster station. The area is open to the public with Food Truck options and a DJ!