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​GAME DAY: Panthers vs. Buccaneers

​Carolina Panthers football has returned to Uptown Charlotte. Plan your trip in advance and follow these tips for safe and enjoyable game day.

Panthers on Mint

The Carolina Panthers' pregame street festival will return for all 2019 home games. The free event, held on Mint St. between Stonewall St. and Morehead St., will start a few hours prior to kickoff and take place just outside Bank of America Stadium's Lowe's Gate.

Panthers on Mint (Buccaneers)

Sept. 12, 2019

The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

Mint Street between Stonewall Street and Morehead Street will close Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. and reopen by midnight Friday.

Game Day Closures

The Carolina Panthers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium for week two of the NFL season​.​

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers​

Bank of America Stadium, 800 S Mint St

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

8:20 p.m. kickoff

Drivers and pedestrians should expect heavy traffic and congestion Uptown before and after each game. Streets and lanes near the stadium will close to vehicular traffic to accommodate large pedestrian flows to the stadium. Street clos​ures around the stadium will begin at 4:30 p.m. and reopen approximately two hours after the game ends. Street closures include:

  • South Mint Street between Morehead Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

  • Graham Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mint Street.

  • Stonewall Street between Mint Street and Church Street.

  • Trade Street is under construction from Graham Street to College Street. Drivers will not be able to travel all the way from Graham to College and should plan an alternate route. In addition, the intersection at Mint Street and Trade Street is closed for streetcar construction. The cross streets on Trade between Graham and College will remain open.​

  • The outside curb lane along portions of Morehead Street, Graham Street, Mint Street and Stonewall Street will close to traffic and become a pedestrian lane. These lane closures may begin as early as 5:30 p.m.

  • To access I-77after the game, please use 4th Street or 6th Street. 

The Carolina Panthers and the City of Charlotte have partnered with Waze to help fans navigate on game days.

Transportation

Ride the LYNX Light Rail for an easy trip into uptown. Revie​w the light rail schedule before you leave home and download transit tickets in advance through the CATS Pass mobile ticketing app.

Current construction may impact surface lot availability. Research available surface lots that can be used for tailgates before you go uptown. This will help ease traffic congestion if you know your destination will be available when you get there. 

Fans riding electric scooters to the stadium should park across the street from the stadium and not on stadium property. Safety tips and more information on how to ride is available on the Charlotte Department of Transportation electric scooter page.

Parking

Find, book and pay for parking in advance of game day with ParkWhiz. Single gam​e parking passes are available for purchase online

Public Safety

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) will be actively involved in traffic and pedestrian direction to ensure fan safety. Fans should review the Panthers Game Day page for additional information.

The Panthers have replaced the print-at-home PDF ticket option with mobile ticketing. PDF tickets will no longer be valid for entry. Single-game ticket buyers through Ticketmaster can download the free Panthers Official App to access mobile tickets for entry and reduce the risk of lost or counterfeit tickets.