Bank Of America Stadium Offering Four Rent-Free Dates For Events With Big Draw
The city of Charlotte and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority are "working to find tenants for four rent-free dates at Bank of America Stadium but haven't yet lined up any blockbuster events" for the first half of '14, according to Steve Harrison of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Each of the four dates "is worth $250,000." However, the city and CRVA in order to realize that value must "find someone who needs a 73,000-seat stadium." Tenants "could include concerts or international soccer matches." The idea is that an event "will attract thousands of out-of-town visitors, who will stay in area hotels and eat in restaurants." But Charlotte Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble said that the city "hasn't booked any events" yet (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/6).