Fall in Charlotte brings a beautiful array of colors to the tree-lined streets! Sharp yellows, brilliant reds and quiet oranges light up Charlotte like an amazing piece of art! The streets of Charlotte in the fall are painted yellow, red, orange, blue and black. Yes! Uptown Charlotte is a sea of blue and black in the fall and everyone knows it is once again game time for the Carolina PANTHERS!
Charlotte loves her Panthers and starts her celebration early! Most Panthers Fans reach their designated tailgate spot between 10-11 am the day of the game.
There are thousands of parking spaces within a short distance of Bank of America Stadium run by private operators. Prices range from $40 for a nearby garage to $10 for a space that might be half a mile or more from Bank of America Stadium. Most lots open at least 3 hours before kickoff.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near South Mint Street, always has enthusiastic Panthers fans cooking and enjoying their pre-game parties. Custom- made barbeques are smoking with the smell of pork BBQ and several local microbreweries are represented amongst the fans may want to partake in an adult beverage at their pre-game fiesta between South Mint Street and North College Street.
Church Street is a busy pregame spot filled with parking lots where optimistic fans celebrate and debate.
Pantherfanz Central has an amazing array of custom made/ Panthers designed BBQs and its famous big party bus can be spotted parked on South Cedar Street. These fans are serious about their tailgating, and even have a theme-New Orleans! Just the smell of the Jambalaya is enough to make you want to join the fun!
The Growler is Charlotte’s only block party-style tailgate party open to the public before every Panthers home game. Located on the corners of 4th & Graham Streets – just a few blocks away from Bank of America Stadium. Admission is FREE. Ticket upgrades are available.
Fans can also get a prepaid spot through several online sites: www.parkwhiz.com, www.gottapark.com and www.preferredparking.com are just a few of the many sites recommended for those who like to plan their tailgating ahead of time.
Trash receptacles are readily available at most tailgate destinations and, because Charlotte is a city of green, Panthers Tailgate Recycling Partners offers yellow recycling bags that will be collected by volunteers.
Join the pre-game celebration in Uptown Charlotte at one (or more) tailgate destinations! Panthers fans and guests are sure to be purring with pleasure!