Jeff Wilkinson , The State Published 12:46 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2019


COLUMBIA — The Carolina Panthers 200-acre development in Rock Hill will cause a “sports entertainment migration” to York County, Panther’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Hart said at an economic summit in Columbia on Thursday.

New team owner David Tepper wants to turn the Panthers into an entertainment company, rather than the traditional NFL model of just selling “beer, tickets and football for 10 or 12 events a year.”

“We want to be in business 365 days a year,” Hart said at the annual gathering of the I-77 Alliance at USC’s Pastides Alumni Center. “Festivals, concerts, entertainment . .

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