Panthers seek help for stadium improvements
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotte landed a National Football League franchise 20 years ago, city leaders were ecstatic, calling it a critical step in putting North Carolina's largest city on the map.
It seemed that the city's explosive growth -- when it became a major financial industry center -- coincided with the rise of the Panthers.
But now the city and the franchise are at a crossroads. The Carolina Panthers want to renovate the outdoor 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium.
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