The Carolina Panthers have just officially opened “The Bubble” – a new ‘indoor’ practice facility that will allow the team to practice even when its raining or snowing out.
The team just posted pictures of the new facility on their social channels with the caption “New digs 👀”;
Last year, Panthers owner David Tepper sent a letter to all season ticket holders, talking about the new ‘bubble’ facility as well as additional changes to the Panthers Stadium.
“At this point, given our practice field and what other people have in the league, we’re falling behind a little bit,” noted Tepper. “The Bubble is our first of several planned infrastructure projects and will be followed by enhancements to Bank of America Stadium and a new permanent practice facility and campus in the future.”
The Panthers have had to practice in all kinds of negative conditions, from soggy fields, to snow, to freezing rain. The rainfall before Christmas was so bad that the team was forced to practice in an open event space inside the Charlotte Convention Center.
The Bubble will be a short term solution to the Panthers indoor practice facility needs as the team awaits their massive new headquarters and practice facilities in Rock Hill.