Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Teams Play in Mostly Empty Stadium Despite Tickets Selling for as Low as $0.45

The problems of one NFL side go way beyond their poor performances on the field.

Carolina Panthers failed to fill their stadium for Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, despite tickets in the run-up to the game going for as little as $0.45. Tickets for the best seats were priced at $5.

Photos from Sunday’s game showed tens of thousands of empty seats, with Mediaite suggesting that it was mainly a result of the team’s recent poor form.

“After drafting quarterback Bryce Young with the number one pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the team and its fans hoped that this season would mark the start of its return to championship contention,” the outlet reported.

“Unfortunately, the exact opposite has happened as the team is doing significantly worse than its 7-10 performance last season. Heading into Sunday’s game against the 6-7 Atlanta Falcons, the Panthers were a league-worst 1-12.”

Meanwhile, the sports website SB Nation described Sunday’s game as the “saddest three hours of football this season.”

“It’s par for the course in what’s without question the worst season in the history of Panthers football,” the outlet noted. “With nothing to be excited about, a cold afternoon in Charlotte, and season ticket holders locked into their payments — why not try to recoup the money for 19 ounces of gasoline?

“This is such a sad state of affairs for Carolina, and an utter embarrassment for owner David Tepper.”

Making the situation even worse was the fact that the game was billed as a “Friends & Family Day” where fans were urged to bring their loved ones who might not usually attend.

Official attendance figures for the match have yet to be released, although some speculated it was in the low thousands.

One Panther fan account wrote on X that a stadium worker had said the figure was 5,200, although that number has not been verified.

The Bank of America Stadium has a total capacity of 74,867, meaning the stadium was likely under 10 percent of its total capacity.


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

 

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