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Welcome to 'Panthers Stadium' (UPDATED) (Bank of America name not allowed by RATS)
Politico ^ | 7/17/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

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."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bankofamerica; charlotte; demagogicparty; dnc; fff; leninism; northcarolina; panthers; stadium
Optics. Take the loot. LOVE the loot. Just don't be seen associating with it.
1 posted on 09/02/2012 4:15:40 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Probably not allowed by Bank of America, which cannot be seen to be endorsing one party over the other.
2 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:44 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist
Probably not allowed by Bank of America, which cannot be seen to be endorsing one party over the other.

But an NFL team would endorse one party over the other? I'm not buying it.

3 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather
They're hosting their convention at the new "Black Panthers Stadium?"

Do "The New Black Panthers" provide security for the event?


4 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: missnry

That came to my mind as well. Could be a ‘dog-whistle’ moment like the Left are so fond of accusing us of..


5 posted on 09/02/2012 4:31:24 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SueRae

“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.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 4:37:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: missnry

The democrats having the Black Panthers provide
security to their convention would be like having
the Hell’s Angels provide security at
Altamont Speedway.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:38:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Loyalist

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.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:46:06 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Bank of America probably paid dearly for naming rights to the stadium.”

Part of a bailout deal?


9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:50:43 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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?


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:59:42 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: Libloather
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

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.

11 posted on 09/02/2012 5:12:05 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Libloather
Breaking!!!!...early pics of the Obama delegates/supporters arriving for early seating. By all indications Obama will blow the capacity crowd away...

Note: none of the supporters were available for comment.




12 posted on 09/02/2012 5:17:01 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Rocky

Offer people free transportation, lodging, food....Commie groups & totalitarian regimes use this all the time to get people to turn out to their rallies.


13 posted on 09/02/2012 5:20:14 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: sjm_888

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_America_Stadium

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.

}:-)4


14 posted on 09/02/2012 5:23:55 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Libloather

Love to see how the MSM treat this.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 5:26:47 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Libloather
Wonder if the NFL has anything to say about copyright infringement.

I know you can't use the term "Super Bowl" without permission.

16 posted on 09/02/2012 5:32:05 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: sjm_888
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?

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.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: sjm_888

The DNC has just released this official photo of the convention site.

18 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Libloather

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.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:53 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Libloather

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.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: missnry

Black Panthers — racism at its finest.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:16:00 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Stand Watch Listen

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.


22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:19:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: sjm_888

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.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:26:42 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Libloather

I’m sure the two panther sculptures flanking the main entrance make certain attendees feel right at home. They’re black panthers.


24 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Libloather
This sort of thing happens all the time -- to the point that I would question the judgement of any corporation that pays a small fortune to have "naming rights" for a sports venue.

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.

25 posted on 09/02/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: missnry

26 posted on 09/02/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Libloather

Debbie Blabbermouth says Bank of America Stadium and Panther Stadium are interchangeable -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQ_It58kcs


27 posted on 09/02/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Libloather
“Panthers”?!...isn't that another racist code word
28 posted on 09/02/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Dummy and blowup dolls...yea that your Obama supporters
29 posted on 09/02/2012 9:12:12 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: tanknetter

I hope Fox in their coverage always refers to the location as BOA stadium in Charlotte. Typical RATS, ignoring reality to fit their needs.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: Libloather

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.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 9:38:06 AM PDT by airedale
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To: Libloather

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.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 9:59:27 AM PDT by LMControl
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To: Libloather

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!


33 posted on 09/02/2012 12:03:31 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Libloather

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”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VpgeRJ3bRI


34 posted on 09/03/2012 11:27:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Stand Watch Listen
That's a good one.
35 posted on 09/03/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

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 Socialist’s 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?


36 posted on 09/03/2012 1:38:45 PM PDT by georgejr
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To: Libloather; AuH2ORepublican; randita; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; ...

Amusing.

Is Panther’s Stadium anywhere near John Kerry’s “Lambert Field”?


37 posted on 09/04/2012 3:01:09 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Impy.


38 posted on 09/04/2012 4:17:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Libloather; Loyalist; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Blennos; potlatch; SunkenCiv; dfwgator; ...
Bank of America, as the largest (or one of the largest) corporation headquartered in Charlotte, probably had a lot to do with the 'Rats choosing Charlotte as their convention location.

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.

39 posted on 09/04/2012 7:24:15 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Libloather

I still haven’t heard. Did they actually cover the B of A sign?


40 posted on 09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland
Bank of America Stadium and Panther Stadium are interchangeable

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?

41 posted on 09/04/2012 3:43:16 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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