CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Changes are coming for all of the Carolina Panthers fans who complained it was taking too long to get into Bank of America stadium on game-day. Last season added security measures slowed the flow from the parking lots to the seats.
"It became so that you have to plan ahead and leave your tailgate 40 minutes early before kickoff to make it to your seat in time. It is kind of a hassle," said Panthers fan Mike Sposato.
The Panthers say they heard what fans were saying and decided to make changes. They studied when fans arrive, how they get into the building, and where the delays were focused. Now they have started construction on the North and East gate entrances.
"It will be different for fans this year. As you come to those gates you'll be screened closer to the road than in the past. That will allow us to open up twice as many security checkpoints and get people through faster," said Carolina Panthers Director of Communications Charlie Dayton.
The Panthers hope all of this work will be done by July in plenty of time for fans headed to preseason games.
To see the full press release from the team, click here.