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AFan

I'm not being disloyal. I can't attend games this year. I tried to sell my nice lower level seats for FACE value before the season started. Nobody wanted them. Now they are for sale online through the Panthers/ticketmaster ticket exchange. If other team fans buy them, oh well, locals already had plenty of opportunity to give me exactly what I paid for them, but they all wanted a "deal"/I lose money, no thanks.

huh!

That is right, I have PSL's and I have been to every game this year except one, and that was because I had to go out of town.
If you don't want other teams fans to go to the game, then the people sitting at home need to buy the tickets before the game and I also know that there are 1500 tickets still available for the Vikings game.

Joe F.

Good article. If Panthers' fans had half the loyalty that all the transplants have to the teams from where they came from, there would hardly be any tickets for them to buy any week, even when we are losing.

This is our 17th season, time to grow up. Hopefully Cam will be the guy we all think he will be, we will establish a consistent winning tradition, and (finally) turn the CLT into a real football town. Go Panthers!

Go Charlotte

Winning is the main ingredient for raucus and full home crowds. We also need to keep in mind that Charlotte has so much more to offer than the crappy cities of Pittsburgh, DC, and Buffalo. We win, we shut them up! Go Panthers!

Phil W

Great points Joe F! Cam could be the "happy drug" this city needs to get addicted to the Panthers. Of course 3 or 4 (or more) winning seasons in a row with trips to the Super Bowl will help too.

C.B.

I was very appreciative to the Panthers fans that sold me tickets to see my Saints play. I mean, do you want Charlotte to be a stadium like that of the Eagles???? I certainly don't. All of these people complaining about the opposing fans- remember, the Redskins were THE TEAM for many before the Panthers were created- need to buy tickets and go to the game in their Blue and Black if it bothers them so much.

Joe F. is right. Being an alumna of the University of Alabama where we eat, sleep, and breathe football , a lot of this city and its residents still don't get it when it comes to supporting a football team. I mean, look at the Saints. My first Saints game was when I was 8-years-old in the Super Dome and the guys with bags over their heads were common to see for years behind the goal posts. While we all were usually surprised when we won, we still showed up! Winning fixes everything, but Panthers fans certainly haven't shown a huge level of commitment- though management shares a lot of the blame for that, too- since that Super Bowl run. They always seem to want to, but then when the team starts disappointing they go home. Truly, you are either in or your out.

tom

I have been a PSL club seat owner since day one..literally day one. I needed to sell some of mytickets so i posted those on stubhub and ticketexchange and the first ones to go above face value were greenbay followed the next day by atlanta, and then new orleans. these sold in August before any real games were played. is it a coincidence that 2 of those won the last 2 super bowls and the other (ATL)was picked by many to be a contender this year? NO. (I assume they were bought by fans of those teams but how do I know? )it is a product. people want to pay $160 a seat to go home happy. Or see panthers upset a great team. I will own these seats forever and i have to shell out $3,000 every March for tickets. I needed the money this year more than in previous years, or I would have attended. But those whiners who pay $32 to sit in the ozone seats think everyone who sits in club seats are CEO's or something.

David

I'm a Panther fan club seat owner from Bowie,Maryland and I make it to most games. If not my daughter who lives in Raleigh takes my place, been coming to games since 1996. Get with it Charlotte!

Jeff

They didn't say it was a crime, they simply said they'd like to see more Panthers fans in the stands.

Sure it will take time, but the fact that the head coach cares about it along with the players shows that they want to put a product on the field that will bring in the Panthers fans.

Seems pretty simple to me and I don't see anything wrong with them expressing that opinion.

eric

im from nc and have always and will always be a redskins fan 42 years old. so i was raised on redskins football. when the panthres came in 1995. my mom baught me a panthers sweatshirt. i never wore it. i was 26 years old when the panthers came along. i had already watched to much skins football 5 superbowl app 3 wins. another thing just because the city or state you live in has a nfl team does that mean you should root for them. i donty think so. it goes alot deeper than that team colors team logo. so if your from nc and move to say arizona are you going to become a cardinal fan please.

Panthers1

yea Tom is a female dog... i hate reading his columns. It's like he's a 13yo girl complaining about touchdown dances, draft picks, and now he's upset the panthers want their own fans in their stadium.. CO fire this guy and get a real sports writer!

Tim

I'm a fan and if we let other fans into our stadium, they may convert. So let'em in. The more the merrier.

Allen Hincher

Long-time PSL holder from season 1 in Clemson. Now live 5 hours away in New Bern. I would love to always sell tickets for games I can't make to Panther fans. One problem-- when you post the tickets on StubHub or NFL ticket exchange, you lose all control over whose fans buy the tickets. It's not disloyal to try to get your money back on tickets you can't use...especially when a fan from N'orleans or Hotlanta is willing to pay double face to get into the game. It's capitalism folks. That's the way it works

Don Fowlkes

This is still a young team. But if you really want to fill the seats with Panther fans you have got to win. I don't mean just one season either. You have got to win year in and out. Contend each year for playoff spots. Win a super Bowl or two. Do this and the days of visiting teams matching us at home games will be over.

Louis

I am a PSL holder since year 1. I am In China for for the next 3 years, I also tried to sell my tickets in section 123 for face value and no one wanted them. If I had the opportunity to sell them I would, but I am to far away so those tickets are unused.

The only way that I get panthers news is through the Internet on Monday's after the game.

GO PANTHERS

Neil

You're wrong, Tom. Panthers' fans are the worst in the league. They would rather sit at home in front of their big screen TV and complain about the "atmosphere" at BOA.

Anonymous

Occupy Mint Street!!!

Mark Wells

Out bid you say? so now to be a ture fan I have to have lots of money? Move back to your home city Tom. Jerk.

John

The ire needs to be directed at the "fans" who are not attending the games. PSL owners have shelled out big bucks over the years for essentially crap. I ate 3 tickets last week ($180) so I wouldn't sell to obnoxious Redskin fans. I would have gladly sold them cheaply to Panther fans (who knew how to behave, i.e. not get thrown out)

NCPANTHER

Its not the average fan who is selling there tickts that causes the problem. Its ticket brokers who buy multiple seats and advertise them to the opposing teams. In my section almost every game the same 10 - 20 seats are occupied with opposing fans. I have asked them where they got the tickets and most get them from a broker not stubhub. Ticket brokers are scumm and any fan who sells to a ticket broker is no better.

If you want them out complain to the panthers that whom ever the PSL owner is that never attends is ruining your gameday experience buy brokering his tickets to opposing fans every week. Demand they move to to a section that is more pather fan friendly.

Johnson

This is our 17th season...more than enough time to paint a LARGE Panther logo on the center of the field to lay claim to OUR home, not the NFL!

Mr. Richardson, you want more fan support? Put our logo on our field!!! Let the other teams' fans know whose house they are in!

Steelers fan in Charlotte

I don't know of many people that worry about getting Panthers tickets ahead of time. You go down to the game & will have the opportunity to buy them from someone at a reduced price. If there was more local interest in games, these tickets wouldn't be available to fans of opposing teams. It's not like Redskins fans are being sneaky & buying tickets out from under Panther fans that are trying to get these seats. Either Carolina fans don't want the tickets, or there simply aren't enough Panther fans. Cam Newton is step 1 in changing this...step 2 is winning.

Section 516

I'm a PSL owner since the beginning. I live in NJ now and get back to one game a year. The rest of the tickets are sold either on EBAY, Stub hub, or my family. Am I supposed to lose money every year by selling them cheap / giving them to a Panther fan? I would love to sell them to a Panther fan but too often friends and family want them for free. I sell to the highest bidder and don't discriminate. Not to beat a dead horse, but I made a commitment in the form of a PSL to get the team here, those that want cheap tickets, where is your commitment?

richard

win or loose you are suppose to support
your team.that is what most cities do!

davis25

We cannot say that, if panthers had the same loyalty as the transplants have loyalty for their team. The transplants probably show up for one game, the game their team plays panthers. imagine if you are a panther fan in oakland, you will probably go to a raiders game if they played the panthers.

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