Rock Hill, SC, United States (4E) - The Carolina Panthers, currently based in North Carolina, will move the NFL team's headquarters and practice facilities across state lines to South Carolina it was reported Monday.
The decision comes after S.C. state lawmakers officially passed an incentive package to lure most of the Panthers operations from Charlotte.
The Panthers will still play their home games at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium and the remainder of the move to Rock Hill, S.C. is expected to be completed by early 2022.
Rock Hill will cement its status as "Football City USA" thanks to $20 million from the federal government, $12.5 million from the state and $7.5 million from city coffers.
The 25-year-old football franchise won't pay into that portion of funding but plans to buy 200 acres of Rock Hill land and break ground on a huge state-of-the-art sports complex by the end of the year.
A new team headquarters, sports medicine facility and two practice facilities, including an indoor one featuring 10,000 seats, will reportedly be built.
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