NFL Panthers Share More Details About New Rock Hill HQ Project
The NFL Panthers' new facility in Rock Hill, S.C., "won't be ready to open" until May or early summer '23, but the team shared "more of a look into what to expect from the project," according to Alaina Getzenberg of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. While it "will primarily be an over 600,000-square-foot practice facility, it will also be a sports-and-entertainment venue with the potential to hold a variety of events, from soccer games to high school championships and corporate events and concerts." The facility "will have four new outdoor 'soccer pitches and football fields' -- three natural grass, one synthetic turf -- and one synthetic turf indoor field." The indoor field will have "seating for 500, and while the focus of its use will be for the team's practices, it could also be used for community and other events." The outdoor practice fields make up a "5,000-seat outdoor, multipurpose stadium that can hold concerts and a variety of other public events." In addition, there "will be all of the necessities to run a football team, such as weight rooms and meetings rooms, and a 18,000-square-foot dining hall that includes a 4,000-square-foot teaching/training kitchen, VIP areas, public tour areas and public lobbies." There are "four levels to the headquarters building." The first is for "football operations, locker rooms and weight rooms," while the second and third floors are for the team's "corporate offices and coaching rooms." The fourth floor "will be open for other uses" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/7).