"The stadium facade features many unique elements, such as massive arches and towers at the entries, clad in building materials that accent the team colors of black, silver and Panthers blue," says the Website of the Carolina Panthers, home football team of the Bank of America Stadium.
About the Bank of America Stadium:
- Opened: 1996
- Other names: Carolinas Stadium (planning stage); Ericsson Stadium (1996–2004); Bank of America Stadium (2004 - )
- Size: 13 stories high (180 feet), 900 feet long, 800 feet wide; 1,600,000 square feet; 15 acres (33 acres total)
- Seating Capacity: 73,778
- Fields: Playing field of natural grass (hybrid Bermuda) drains 10-12 inches of rain per hour; 3 practice fields, two of natural grass and one of artificial turf
- Architects: Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) Sports Facilities Group of Kansas City
President Obama Avoids Uncertainty:
President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign officially began in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic National Convention was held at the Time Warner Cable Arena. The Charlotte Convention Center provided additional meeting space for the media and convention-goers. The President's acceptance speech was scheduled to be given at Bank of America Stadium on natural grass and in the open air, but plans were changed at the last minute.
Other Work by HOK Sports:
- Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
- Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado
- University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
- Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
- Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, site of the 2008 Republican National Convention
NOTE: In 2009, HOK Sports became known as Populous.
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Source: Facts from www.panthers.com/stadium/facts.html, accessed September 3, 2012.