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Bank Of America Stadium Could Host Exhibition Involving Manchester United, Liverpool

EPL clubs could choose one of four open dates between January and June
EPL clubs Manchester United and Liverpool are "being eyed for a future appearance at Bank of America Stadium," according to a source cited by Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. The game would "come as part of the increased access the city will get to the NFL stadium as part of the deal being negotiated with local and state government for public funding of improvements to the facility." Terms of the stadium proposal endorsed by the Charlotte City Council "call for the city, working through the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, to use the stadium rent-free for five days each year." One of the dates will be "used for the Belk Bowl college football game," while the other four dates would be "available any time during the NFL off-season, between January and June." CRVA CEO Tom Murray said, "We’ll have to look at what kinds of events are out there, but we’re thinking soccer, lacrosse, big events like that." He added that it is "too early to say which specific events might be targeted for the city's stadium dates." He said that "little has been done because the negotiations on the stadium renovations and public financing remain in the early stages" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/26).
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