Mar 2, 2023 - News

High school football heads to Bank of America Stadium for the first time

View of the Panthers logo on the field at Bank of America Stadium with the skyline in the background.

Bank of America Stadium. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios

High school football is coming to Bank of America Stadium this summer.

What’s happening: The inaugural Keep Pounding High School Classic will feature Providence Day vs. Northwestern High on Aug. 19 at 7pm.

Why it matters: This will be the first high school football game played at Bank of America Stadium — something Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper promised when he purchased the team in 2018 as one of many events he wanted to bring to the stadium.

  • Bank of America Stadium is now home to two professional teams in the Panthers and Charlotte FC, whose youth sides have played several matches there.
  • The stadium has hosted a number of concerts, and will be a stop on Beyoncé’s tour this summer.
  • “I want to utilize the stadium a lot more for the community because I think that’s important as being a member of the community,” Tepper said during his introductory press conference in 2018.

Of note: The Panthers had planned to host a game featuring Myers Park vs. Rock Hill’s South Pointe High School in 2020, but the game was canceled due to the pandemic, as the Observer noted.

Details: Tickets for the game cost $5, and will be available this summer.

Of note: Northwestern went 14-2 last season, making it to the 4A state championship in South Carolina. Providence Day won their second straight NCISAA state championship going 12-1.

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