June 26, 2022

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Panthers officially withdraw headquarters in Rock Hill

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Panther owner David Tepper He will do whatever he wants.

Currently, he wants to walk away from the deal to build a new team headquarters and facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Tipper for Sports and Leisure issued a statement For this purpose on Tuesday.

“On February 26, 2021, the City of Rock Hill became late in fulfilling its commitment to fund public infrastructure,” the statement explains. “Despite our continued efforts throughout 2021, the City of Rock Hill failed to issue bonds or provide funding for the project’s public infrastructure.”

The statement states that a notice of default was issued on March 18, 2022, and that Rock Hill did not address the defect within the 30-day contract period.

“It is unfortunate that some have recently decided to conduct a misleading and destructive PR campaign to hide their failures,” the statement claims, referring to recent remarks from several government officials critical of the team for its conduct.

For example, South Carolina Senator Wes Clemmer criticized Tepper. “If David Tepper’s behavior is indicative of how the NFL operates, who wants to engage with the NFL? . . . the city, county, state, and Panthers have worked constructively together for an extended period of time in a major effort to bring Rock Hill a world-class sports entertainment center. David Tepper came to rock hill and we promised jerry jones and Since then Dan Snyder has given us. “

Despite the tough talk and Tepper’s aggressive admission of it, the olive branch was stretched out. of some kind.

“We have sent notices to the city to formally terminate prior agreements,” the statement concludes. “Based on that, we are ready to sit down with the city and other interested parties to discuss the significant challenges that lie ahead.”

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That would be a very interesting sitting. It’s probably more exciting than most Panthers games that are played under the ownership of the team’s Tepper.