Populous To Lead Year-Long Study For Renovating Bank Of America Stadium
NFL Panthers President Danny Morrison yesterday confirmed that the team has chosen Populous, the architectural firm that designed Bank of America Stadium, to "lead a year-long study" for renovating the facility, according to Joseph Person of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Morrison said, "The major emphasis will be on improving the fan experience. That's what we've always tried to put the major emphasis on." The study was first reported last week by SportsBusiness Journal. Person notes the Panthers chose Populous, "which is also working with the Buffalo Bills on a stadium renovation, because of its familiarity with Bank of America Stadium." Morrison said that "all of the competing firms agreed the stadium is in great shape." He added that team officials "are not interested in increasing the capacity of the stadium, but he provided few details of what the renovation might entail." Morrison "previously has talked about bringing the home-viewing experience to the stadium." Morrison: "Technology is so fast-moving that you don't know what technology will be in the next five years. We've done a pretty good job of staying current." He gave "no timetable or cost estimate for the project" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 11/3).