CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - With the Panthers’ change in ownership comes a bit of uncertainty for some. Out of all the fans, PSL owners have the most to lose.
“I hope they don't sell it to someone that'll move the team outside of North Carolina, and that we lose our PSL and the money that's been invested in it,” said PSL owner, Teresa Wilson.
The Personal Seat License (or PSL) program helped fund Bank of America Stadium. If new Panthers’ owner, David Tepper, wants to build a new stadium, however, those fans will lose their investment. Depending on the seat, that could mean tens of thousands of dollars lost.
“Something will change,” said original PSL owner, Scott Hensely. “It is a concern.”
Hensely says a new stadium is inevitable in the future.
“To get the return on $2.2 billion, you got to increase revenue,” he said. “Sounds like a lot of the new stadiums do it through parking.”
That’s something the Panthers’ don’t really dabble in. The diehard fans know it’s a waiting game to see what the future holds. Now disgraced Panthers’ founder, Jerry Richardson, once said, “the fan is the most valuable member of our team.” Fans are hoping Tepper reflects that same sentiment.