“The key thing here is that there are lots of folks who are not following the Panthers, not following any of the other sports teams we have in the region, not buying tickets to those, who
definitely want to be a part of a Major League Soccer game."
-- Carolina Panthers president Tom Glick
on the bid by Panthers owner Ed Tepper
to secure an MLS
expansion team in Charlotte, where they believe they can draw 40,000-60,000 fans a game at Bank of America Stadium. Glick spent six seasons with the City Football Group and was NYCFC's president for
its startup in 2015. (Charlotte Observer