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Panthers game against Vikings declared Extraordinary Event

Bank of America Stadium (Source: WBTV/File) Bank of America Stadium (Source: WBTV/File)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Sunday's Panthers game against the Minnesota Vikings has been declared an Extraordinary Event by the Interim City Manager of Charlotte.

According to a press release, Ron Kimble signed the declaration "to enhance public safety." 

"An Extraordinary Event is defined as a large scale event or an event of national or international significance which might attract a significant number of people to a certain geographic area of the city," the release stated. "The City Manager, in collaboration with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, has determined this event meets the criteria as defined in Charlotte City Code Sec. 15-310?."

The game will be held at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte.

Although several games at the end of last year's NFL season were declared to be Extraordinary Events, this is the first game of the season where there will be increased security.

By declaring the game an Extraordinary Event, the city can "modify its permitting process for activities such as parades and specifies particular items that are prohibited from being brought into certain boundaries of the event."

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