Panthers Won't Travel To Wofford For Training Camp

Jason Huber
June 02, 2020 - 3:50 pm

Related: NFL Teams Required to Hold Training Camps at Home Facilities

The Carolina Panthers will not hold Training Camp at Wofford College for the first time since joining the NFL in 1995.

The NFL sent a league memo to teams on Tuesday requiring them to stay in-state and near their team facilities this preseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carolina is one of five teams to travel for Training Camp and one of three to go out of state. 

Teams also cannot hold practices with other organizations. The Panthers have held some conjoined practices at Training Camp the last few years. 

Despite Carolina playing all their games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, former owner Jerry Richardson had the team travel to Spartanburg, S.C., every year before the season, with fans allowed to attend and watch the team for free in late July and early August.

Richardson is an alumni and big donor for Wofford. 

The team's contract with the school expired after the 2019 season but current owner David Tepper said it was still a possibility that the team could return in 2020. 

Tepper recently purchased land in Rock Hill, S.C, and the team's new headquarters will be located there with the opening set to take place in 2022. 

A new practice bubble next to Bank of America Stadium was unveiled last season net to their regular practice field and that is likely where Training Camp will be held with no fans. 

"We are aware of the league's decision regarding training camp and support its goal of ensuring the safety of fans, players, coaches and staff," said Steven Drummond, Panthers vice president of communications and external affairs. "We value our longstanding relationship with Wofford College and the Spartanburg area and look forward to returning in 2021."

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