Panthers owner Jerry Richardson released a statement to reassure Panthers fans and counter rumors that he is considering moving the Carolina Panthers to Los Angeles. Richardson's statement said in part that "it has always been my desire that the Carolinas would be home to our Panthers. Nothing has changed. As someone who was born in North Carolina...I hope that there would be no doubts about my personal devotion to the Carolinas." Nothing shows personal devotion to a team like owning a Personal Seat License. Show your support for the Carolina Panthers by buying your own Carolina Panthers PSL. Apparently Richardson was approached by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other California politicians during the Democratic National Convention held in Charlotte last September, where according to the mayor's spokesperson, they had a "general discussion" about bringing an NFL franchise back to Los Angeles. Los Angeles officials have been sending out feelers to various NFL teams and league executives in order to gauge the possibility of bringing an NFL team to Los Angeles. The Panthers, Patriots, Redskins, and Dolphins are all appealing targets for cities looking to get an NFL franchise because all of these teams own their home stadiums and would therefore incur less litigation in a relocation scenario.
Richardson's statement may reassure some Panthers fans, but others are worried that this isn't the last we've heard about the Panthers moving. Richardson is seeking to make stadium renovations and wants Charlotte to help foot the bill. Disagreements over public funding for new stadiums or stadium improvments have often been the precursor to an NFL team moving in the past, the most recent example being the San Francisco 49ers planned move to Santa Clara in 2014. Regardless of what the future may bring, you can find great deals now on Panthers tickets and parking at Maxim Tickets, the resale ticket providers that feature a 100% Buyer Guarantee on all ticket purchases. Find your perfect seat today!