Skip to comments.Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED) (Bank of America name not allowed by RATS)
Posted on 09/02/2012 4:15:33 AM PDT by Libloather
Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED)
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 7/17/12 7:38 AM EDT
National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as "Panthers Stadium."
It's the place where the Panthers play, but it's actually called Bank of America stadium.
A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap "Thursday night at Panthers Stadium with President Obama."
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
But an NFL team would endorse one party over the other? I'm not buying it.
Do "The New Black Panthers" provide security for the event?
That came to my mind as well. Could be a ‘dog-whistle’ moment like the Left are so fond of accusing us of..
“That came to my mind as well. Could be a dog-whistle moment like the Left are so fond of accusing us of..”
I certainly hope that some on the conservative side have the balls to make this a public issue.
The democrats having the Black Panthers provide
security to their convention would be like having
the Hell’s Angels provide security at
Bank of America probably paid dearly for naming rights to the stadium. I’m sure they have a contract that requires the team to use that name.
I would also think they would write it into each contract that every event call it by that name as well. The amount of exposure during a national convention is huge. Why would they give that up for no gain? I would require either proper naming for an event or a fee for temporary renaming of the stadium.
“Bank of America probably paid dearly for naming rights to the stadium.”
Part of a bailout deal?
Does the stadium have signage with the BOA name/logo on the outside/inside of the stadium, and has that been removed for the RATS?
I think I see how they plan to fill the seats in the stadium. There was an article yesterday in which the Obama team promised that the stadium would be filled on Thursday night when Obama speaks.
Note: none of the supporters were available for comment.
Offer people free transportation, lodging, food....Commie groups & totalitarian regimes use this all the time to get people to turn out to their rallies.
Expand the first picture there, up on the upper right. It’s a 2006 picture so I don’t know if they’ve changed it, but back then the B of A exterior signage was very prominent. Nothing that can’t be either (a) fixed with massive banners of The Won or (b) blithely ignored by the MFM talking heads as they worship at The Won’s golf shoes.
Love to see how the MSM treat this.
I know you can't use the term "Super Bowl" without permission.
Good question. Probably not since those things are probably huge.
But I am sure the compliant media will make sure that no video will clearly show the bank's name.
The DNC has just released this official photo of the convention site.
Panthers stadium. I figured they would pull that to avoid the BOFA label. Should be fun to watch the convention site on Fox rightfully referred to as Bank of America Stadium while MSNBC cooperates with the DNC mislabeling it as Panthers Stadium.
Sorry to be crass but this is such bullshhhht. If the media complies and calls it Panther Stadium instead of it’s real name I gonna be a little aggravated.
Black Panthers — racism at its finest.
Most of those supporters don’t look real happy to be there. When it’s all over, it will have been a deflating event for them.
I think the actually plan to cover the name. BoA won’t have a problem with it, certainly won’t challenge it, for fear of ticking off the White House.
I’m sure the two panther sculptures flanking the main entrance make certain attendees feel right at home. They’re black panthers.
Some years ago the NCAA Final Four was held in New Jersey at the Continental Airlines Arena. A competing airline company (I believe it was American Airlines) was "the official airline of the NCAA Final Four" that year, so American Airlines, the NCAA and the TV network that was broadcasting the games had to come up with a set of protocols for protecting their "investment" in the Final Four. If I remember correctly, there was no mention of the Continental Airlines Arena in any NCAA materials or the television broadcasts.
Debbie Blabbermouth says Bank of America Stadium and Panther Stadium are interchangeable -
I hope Fox in their coverage always refers to the location as BOA stadium in Charlotte. Typical RATS, ignoring reality to fit their needs.
Just a quick note the Panther emblem of the team is not the type of panther once found in the area which looks like a mountain lion. Rather it is a black panther not native to this country. Since this change to the stadium is new I suppose it is really the New Black Panther Stadium.
This whole stadium name debacle is so typical of Democrats and their liberal mentality. It’s a microcosm of this entire campaign and the 0bama admin as a whole.
Deny the truth... call it something else.... and pretend it was fact all along. All the while, worrying more about how things look, than how they really are or actually doing something about it.
Hey, I’ve got an idea! The DNC could pay naming rights to rename “Bank of America Stadium” to “Panthers Stadium”. BOA gets its money back, the Panthers get some new naming rights money, the fans get their stadium name back to what it ought to be anyway, and the DimRats don’t have to refer to the name of an evil bank when discussing their convention. Sounds like one of those classic win-win situations to me!
Oct 3, 2011 6:51pm
Durbin to Bank of America Customers: Get the Heck Out of That Bank
Holding up a plastic debit card on the Senate floor this afternoon, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., had some advice for Bank of America customers angry about the new $5 monthly fee: leave.
Turban Durbin is known around his state of Illinois as:
“FIVE DOLLAR DICK”
During the last election for Senator there was a billboard up on the expressway which read:
“DICK DICK BEFORE HE DICKS YOU!”
Hey Dick. “Get the hell out of that bank”
Attention All Freepers and other lovers of Freedom in the North Carolina and surrounding areas: Operation Chaos has now been activated. We must get our hands on as many of these tickets to the Thursday night speech at Bank of America Stadium as possible! We must make our voices heard this election season, and there is no better time to start. I would suggest getting tickets, showing up and then walking out during The Socialists speech. The media will have to report on the thousands who stream out of arena during the course of his blabbering. Please pass this information on to anyone in the area. Does anyone know where tickets may be obtained or if anyone has already started something similar?
Is Panther’s Stadium anywhere near John Kerry’s “Lambert Field”?
IIRC, their top execs had been giving predominantly to 'Rat candidates in recent election cycles, but may now be leaning more toward the GOP in their largesse. That would be typical of large firms in the financial and banking industry.
That's probably the underlying reason for the official Democratic snub in the mention of the stadium's name.
I still haven’t heard. Did they actually cover the B of A sign?
Not really. BOFA paid for the naming rights, so their name is the official one.
She may be officially named Debbie Blabbermouth but what if I say that's interchangeable with Debbie Ho?