There's plenty for young fans at this stadium. There's the Panthers Lair near the South Gate and East Gate where you'll find penty of free pregame activities like face painting and interactive games. While your kids play, you can get autographs from the TopCats, the Panther cheerleaders at the Panthers Lair. There's also Sir Purr's Play Den on the 100 Level near Section 138 for kids.
There are a few club inside with great food and full bars, but they're all private, and access requires a membership. The suites are, of course, amazing - offering great views and service. Many stadiums and ballparks have similar venues or sit down restaurants inside that are open to all ticket holders, but there isn't much going on for the regular fan here.
The good news: the facility is clean and safe, the fans are generally very polite, and you can find tickets that won't break your bank. For an older stadium, it's held up pretty well.
Food and Drink:
There's not a lot that's notable in regards to regular concessions. The stadium "boasts" 429 concession stands, but most are serving up pretty mediocre standard fare. Our suggestion would be to try some real Carolina BBQ at a BBQ Shack stand. If you're an out-of-towner really the only thing you should be eating at this stadium is the BBQ, as that's what the area is known for. Can't go wrong with some Pulled Pork or BBQ Nachos. There are also some Southern fast food chains inside like Popeye's and Bojangles.
The beer selection is actually really good with options like local SC Doubloon Double Pale Ale. Look for the Carolina Ale stand on the upper level for various local brews. You can also find imports like Stella Artois without looking too hard.
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The Stadium and Neighborhood:
Bank of America Stadium opened in 1996 with a seating capacity of just over 73,000, designed specifically for football. The exterior features three massive arched entrances, accented in team colors and each guarded by two 18 foot panther statues. The stadium is located in Charlotte's Center City, also known as Uptown. Technically in the Third Ward of Uptown, it shares this diverse, charming, streetcar neighborhood with Gateway Village, The Mint Museum, and a Modern Art Museum. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels in the immediate vicinity, making it a perfect location for pre or post game activities. Be sure to check out our "Before & After the Game" section for some restaurant and bar suggestions nearby. From amazing, cheap hot dogs at Green's Lunch pre-game to Upscale Steakhouses post-game, there's something for almost everyone nearby.
Located just off both I-277 and I-77, access to the stadium by car is very easy. It's surrounded by parking lots, both stadium owned as well as privately or city owned. All of the Bank of America lots are assigned to season ticket holders, but tailgating is allowed in many parking lots surrounding the stadium. Tailgating is very huge in this city, and since food inside the stadium is merely so-so, we recommend joining a tailgate party if you can. Check out one famous Panther tailgate crew's website here: http://www.pantherfanz.net/
There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium. On the other side of I-277 along Morehead and South Blvd, you'll find some of the cheaper lots which still aren't too far away. There's a super cheap lot available at the Prichard Memorial Baptist Church at 1117 South Blvd, just under 1 mile away. There are several lots, including that one, which you can book online through Parkwhiz. They usually range from $9-$30, depending on proximity. Check our exterior map for direct links to tmany of these which can be booked right from your computer or phone.
The Charlotte Area Transit System is also a good way to get to the game. The LYNX Blue Line offers convenient light-rail service between uptown Charlotte and I-485 at South Boulevard. Parking is available at 7 park and ride lots along the line, and stops at the Carson, Stonewall and Convention Center stations will put you within blocks of the stadium. For more detialed info on riding LYNX, click HERE.