Financial records shared by city staffers during a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority board meeting show that the capacity to take on debt for major stadium construction is somewhat limited by other projects the city has already financed.
During an update at the Charlotte city council meeting Monday, Panthers Chief Operating Officer Mark Hart told councilmembers the question over the Panthers future is no longer tied to Eastland, although he pledged that Tepper Sports is committed to Charlotte.
Charlotte Major League Soccer has signed 25-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Ruiz as its first-ever professional player. The league, who says they’ve been scouting Ruiz for months, made the announcement Wednesday.
A source confirms to WBTV that Charlotte city leaders and Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper are exploring the possibility of a Major League Soccer team headquarters and training facility at the old Eastland Mall site.