The Carolina Panthers' new indoor practice facility has a new name: the Atrium Health Dome.
On Friday, the Panthers and Atrium Health announced an expanded partnership with Atrium that includes the naming rights to Carolina's new climate-controlled indoor practice facility.
The Atrium Health Dome, located on one half of the Panthers' current practice fields, will give the team an indoor practice area for the first time in team history. It will also serve as a multi-purpose event space as a gameday destination for fans and as a host for community and corporate events.
"Everyone knows that winning on the field and in the community is my focus, and the Atrium Health Dome will help us do both," Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said. "On the field, the team has a place it can practice when weather is a factor, and off the field, the Dome provides another venue in the heart of uptown Charlotte that will be used for all kinds of events. It's a great, new facility and we're thrilled that Atrium is a part of it."
In addition to naming rights to the dome, the Panthers' new partnership with Atrium Health will take shape in a number of other avenues. The team is already sporting new practice jerseys with the Atrium Health brand shown in prominent fashion. The relationship will also continue to focus on inspiring positive change within the larger community, using events like the Keep Pounding 5K as building blocks.
"Atrium Health and the Carolina Panthers share a rich partnership, dating back to the team's inception," said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. "Many in the community don't realize that the 40-yard line marks land donated by Atrium Health in support of the stadium, or that we've served as the official healthcare provider of the franchise since 1995. In fact, even the 10th floor of Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital sports a Panthers theme. Our relationship continues to blossom, and so we're especially proud to crown the new training dome with our teal tree of life."