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Bank Of America Stadium Expands Hosting Options With College Football, Soccer

Bank of America Stadium hosted an Iceland-Mexico soccer friendly in '11
Bank of America Stadium "continues to make room for different playing partners," with yesterday's announcement that Tennessee and West Virginia will "play a college football game at the stadium" in September '18, according to David Scott of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. The news comes 10 days before Serie A club AC Milan and EPL club Liverpool play there in the Guinness Int’l Champions Cup. It is "not the first time college football and soccer" have been played there, but those sports "figure to play a prominent role as Charlotte continues to expand on that front." Panthers President Danny Morrison said that three college football games, in "addition to at least 10 Panthers home games -- including exhibitions -- are as much as the stadium's natural turf field can stand in the fall and winter." But there is "time during the warm-weather months for soccer, as is the case this year with the Liverpool-AC Milan match." Scott notes Morrison and the Panthers are "happy to provide the venue for soccer and college football" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 7/23).
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