Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte North Carolina is a 74,867-seat stadium is located on 33 acres and is the home of the Carolina Panthers in the NFL and Charlotte FC in the MLS.
The stadium opened in 1996 as Ericsson Stadium, before Charlotte-based Bank of America bought the naming rights under a 20-25-year agreement at $140 million.
When Charlotte FC became the 30th MLS franchise in 2019 the stadium was announced as its home venue.
A programme of renovation began to accommodate a soccer team full-time. Renovations include new changing rooms, camera positions, a tunnel entrance, an over 200-foot curved video screen outside of the east gate, and lower concourse upgrades.
The was done before Charlotte FC’s first season in 2022. In March 2021, it was announced the stadium would have a Field Turf surface starting with the 2021 NFL season, replacing Bermuda grass that was used since the stadium’s inception.
The stadium has frequently hosted soccer events with Mexico having played three friendlies there, in March 2010 against Iceland, in March 2020 and October 2021 against the Czech Republic and Colombia.
The Gold Cup has visited here in 2011, 2015 and 2019, each time featuring Mexico.
The US men’s team will make their debut there in the final round of the Group Stages of the 2023 Gold Cup.
Gold Cup 2023
July 2 – Group A – USA vs Trinidad and Tobago
July 2 – Group B – Honduras vs Haiti