The ultimate guide to Panthers tailgating

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Presented by Bojangles’

Tailgating season is finally here, Charlotte.

It’s time to throw on your jersey, load up the cooler and head to Bank of America Stadium.

But before you gather your crew, there are a few things you’ll need to help you tackle the season like a pro.

From finding the perfect parking spot to picking out the coolest fan gear, we’ve got you covered.

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You can’t bring shame to the Carolina Panthers by showing up to the game without the proper tailgate attire. No matter your style, here’s where you can snag the coolest gear.

If you want your favorite player’s jersey….

Head to the Carolina Panthers Team Store
Where: 800 S. Mint St. or online at shop.panthers.com
What to get: A jersey for you and a matching one for your dog because you’re extra.
Pro tip: If they don’t have your size, order online and you can pick it up at the store with their self-service locker pickup.

If you’re a proud member of Roaring Riot (or just generally v cool)…

Snag a Roaring Riot collaboration tee from 704 Shop
Where: Online at 704shop.com
What to get: The 704 Shop x Roaring Riot ‘Football Graffiti’ Tee and a ‘Est. 1995’ Flat Bill Snapback
Pro tip: Sign up for their email list and get 10% off your order.

If you’re really obsessed with Luke Kuechly…

Photo via Girl Tribe Co.

Order some Luke-inspired fangirl gear from Girl Tribe Co.
Where: Online at girltribeco.com
What to get: The “Luuke There It Is” black racerback tee or the “Luke I’m Your Future Wife” tee. We won’t judge you.
Pro tip: While you’re ordering, snag a Policy Handbag too. They are super stylish and stadium approved. We’re a big fan of this gold Girl Tribe branded roundie bag.

If you’re still not over the dab…

Dab like it’s 2015 with this classic tee
Where: On Etsy through the ENDZONEfans Shop
What to get: The DAB ON ‘EM shirt. Duh.
Pro tip: Be aware of your surroundings and dab responsibly.

You’ve got your tickets and you’re pumped for the game. Now, you’ve got to figure out where you’re tailgating. Here’s a round-up of some available parking options around Bank of America stadium.

Parking Map

 

Cost Rating:
$ – Less than $40
$$ – $40 – $60
$$$ – $60 – $80
$$$$ – $80 or more

*Cost and availability will vary by game.

There’s one thing every tailgate needs and that’s Bojangles’.

The tea. The biscuits. The sides. The chicken.

We rounded up our favorite Bojangles’ orders for tailgating, plus, where you can pick them up on your way to the game. We’re all about convenience (and delicious chicken).

What to order:

8-piece Tailgate Special
8 pieces of chicken
2 picnic-sized fixin’s
4 made-from-scratch biscuits
Half a gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®

12-piece Super Tailgate
12 pieces of chicken
3 picnic-sized fixin’s
6 made-from-scratch biscuits
Half a gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®

12-piece Supreme Tailgate
12 Chicken Supremes
2 picnic-sized fixin’s
4 made-from-scratch biscuits
Half a gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®
*Not available at all locations

20-piece Jumbo Tailgate
20 pieces of chicken
4 picnic-sized fixin’s
10 made-from-scratch biscuits
Gallon of Legendary Iced Tea®

Don’t forget all your favorite sauces and add-on some Bo-Berry Biscuits® for dessert. Now it’s a tailgate.

Where to pick it up:

If you’re taking I-77…

Exit 16B
Location: 4322 Sunset Road
Phone: 704-391-1350
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Exit 10
Location: 1402 West Trade Street
Phone: 704-334-0158
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Exit 6A
Location: 231 East Woodlawn Road
Phone: 704-523-3678
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If you’re taking Independence…

Location: 6120 East Independence Boulevard
Phone: 704-535-1020
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Location: 1604 Galleria Boulevard
Phone: 704-814-9091
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Location: 11137 East Independence Boulevard, Matthews
Phone: 704-847-2502
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If you’re already close to the stadium…

Uptown
Location: 501 South College Street
Phone: 704-651-8422
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Uptown
Location: 310 East Trade Street, Suite A-150
Phone: 704-335-1804
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FreeMoreWest
Location: 3301 Wilkinson Boulevard
Phone: 704-395-9447
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Elizabeth
Location: 1407 East 3rd Street
Phone: 704-372-2670
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Wilmore
Location: 300 West Boulevard
Phone: 704-332-8924
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Not planning on driving to the game? No problem. There are plenty of other ways for you to get there. Here are some alternate transportation options, along with a couple places you can tailgate if you don’t have your own spot.

Take an Uber
Apps like Uber and Lyft were meant for times like this. Depending on where you’re coming from, rides are often pretty inexpensive. Plus, it’s super easy to request a car right when you need it. Carpool with a bunch of friends and you can split the cost of the ride right from the app. Download the app here.

Ride the Lynx Blue Line Light Rail
The light rail has seven park and ride lots along South Boulevard, making it an ideal option for getting to and from games. Round-trip tickets for adults are only $4.40. Carson and Stonewall stations will get you closest to the stadium. Plan your route here.

Book a seat on a Rally bus
If you live outside of Charlotte in cities like Hunterville, Mooresville or Kannapolis. You can take a Rally Bus to the game. Tickets are about $50-$60 bucks and the buses are freaking nice. They’ve got restrooms, free Wi-Fi and you can even BYOB. See what games available and book a seat here.

Don’t have a tailgate? Here are some to join:

Roaring Riot’s Tailgate with a Purpose
Where: Near Station at Cedar Yard
Cost: $25 for a Roaring Riot membership (sign up here) and then guests pay $10
Why: You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of die-hard Panthers fans. There’s free food and soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages can also be purchased. Money raised in donations will go to the Cam Newton Foundation.

The Coca-Cola Doghouse
Where: On the corner of West Morehead and Mint Street
Cost: Free
Why: They’ve got beer, food trucks and big screen TVs, in case you don’t have tickets to the game. It’s a big party and we are here for it.

Go out there and make the Panthers proud, Charlotte.

(This content was co-created with Bojangles’) 

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