The Carolina Panthers, after winning back to back NFC South Division titles, will be increasing ticket prices for the second straight season. Though the Panthers didn’t have the type of year they had in 2013, winning 12 games that season, Carolina benefited this past season because of a very weak NFC South Division. Despite a 7-8-1 record in 2014, the Panthers were still able to make the playoffs before losing in the Divisional round to Seattle at home. Now heading into this season, Carolina tickets at Bank of America Stadium will increase for most seats between $2 and $5 a game for the 2015 season, and a small section of seats that costs $2,200 will be going up $30 a game.
For three years, from 2010 to 2013, Panthers tickets were held at the same price, but fans seem to be falling in love with the team again after back-to-back postseason appearances. The potential that quarterback Cam Newton brings to the table with his talent could also make Carolina a team to look out for in the future.
In 2014, they started the season with some bad luck, Cam Newton was not fully healthy when he returned and struggled in the early part of the season. However, they ended their season on a four game winning streak and defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 in the Wild Card Round, earning them a shot at the Seahawks in the Divisional Round.
While the Panthers couldn’t compete with Seattle ending their season, Carolina could hang their heads knowing they won their first playoff game since 2006, and won their first playoff game at home since 2004.
However, for the Panthers to go deeper into the postseason they will need a much better offseason compared to the one heading into the 2014 season. They will need some more dynamic players in the receiving corps, a much better running game outside of Cam Newton, and stouter defense.
The teams that will be visiting the Bank of America Stadium in 2015 include the Falcons, Saints, Bucs, Eagles, Redskins, Texans, Colts, and Packers. The dates and times for these game have yet to be announced.