With back-to-back playoff seasons in 2013 and 2014, and a third consecutive division title in 2015, the last few years have proved to be among the most exciting in the Carolina Panthers’ twenty seasons with the NFL.
For Wagner Murray Architects, the past couple of years have been among the most meaningful in the firm’s twenty-year relationship with the team.
WMA again joins a collaborative roster of project vendors to deliver a five-year Bank of America Stadium renovation package that rebuilds the stadium’s interior with technology and security upgrades and new features that make it faster for fans to enter and quicker to get around.
WMA led the design of the video board and escalator upgrades, completed in 2014, followed by a level-by-level rebuild of the stadium’s interiors, which will continue into 2017.
As sports franchises of all stripes make investments to improve the “fan experience” (a recent term of art that’s fully aware the word fan is short for fanatic) through technology and design, it seems there’s never been a better time to give in to a love for the game. In an increasingly virtual, on-demand and autonomous world, there’s also nothing like the real thing – live.
Across the league, premium, upscale and luxury characterize the new minimum guidelines for clubs and suites. The Carolina Panthers’ are no exception. Two fully redesigned member clubs, Suite 32 and Suite 51, offer unparalleled amenities including expanded food and beverage options, available with in-seat service, in richly appointed lounges and luxury boxes.
For WMA, it’s about helping Bank of America Stadium set the benchmark for sports venue design.
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