Panthers to host MLS focus group

Published: Jan. 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Major League Soccer has been a constant topic in conversations with David Tepper since his opening press conference as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers last summer and most recently in an interview the Panthers released this month.

Now he's continuing to take steps to explore the option with the help of the Charlotte Soccer Academy.

Tuesday night the Charlotte Soccer Academy released a statement saying that the Carolina Panthers will be hosting two focus group sessions next Wednesday. That forum will give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on a potential MLS team playing at Bank of America stadium, as well as potential seating options that could be available for MLS matches.

“We just had a couple of people from the business department reach out to ask us to just to put something out to look at some focus groups. That’s all we really know of right now,” Charlotte Soccer Academy Executive Director Brad Wylde said. “Obviously, being a soccer organization and the size of our club from a youth level we were very excited to potentially hear that might be some interest in this city to do something again.”

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