The Carolina Panthers are preparing for the 2019 season at the same training camp location they’ve used for the past 25 years: Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. But this could be the last time it’s held there.
The Panthers’ contract with Wofford College expires this year. Team owner David Tepper’s long-term plan is for training camp to be held at the new headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill, SC, but that won’t happen until construction is complete in 2021 or 2022. That raises the question of where the Panthers will train next year. Here’s what I’m thinking:
- Bank of America Stadium: They might save a couple of bucks in 2020.
- UNC-Charlotte: The 49ers have a fine football field that’s named for the Panthers’ founder, Jerry Richardson. Would that be awkward?
- Calvary Church (a.k.a. Big pink church on Pineville-Matthews Road): It has a huge front lawn.
- U.S. National Whitewater Center: Hey, rock climbing is a serious workout.
- Charlotte Equestrian Club: If the Panthers can outrun real horses, just think what they could do against the Colts or the Broncos.