New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is evidently a supporter of high school football. During his introductory news conference Tuesday in Charlotte, Tepper, who bought the NFL franchise for $2.2 billion, said he’d like to see Bank of America Stadium be the host site for the North Carolina high school football championships.
“Everything goes hand-in-hand in this community,” said Tepper. “It’s not just the business things, it’s a matter of things like high school games. I kind of think that high school championships should be played in that stadium. That’s what I think because that’s part of the community — I don’t want to screw up the field, but I think there should be more bigger events there.”
Last year, the state’s eight state championship games were split between Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Charlotte hasn’t hosted the state title games since 1987.
The 105th North Carolina state football championships are set for December 8th this year.