It’s almost that time of year again: football season! Those Sunday games have a way of bringing people together from all over the country. Our goal at StayLakeNorman is to bring people together and to celebrate each other. So whether you’ve had a big win recently or you need to brush off a losing streak, head over to one of our luxury North Carolina lake homes to spend a Sunday surrounded by your team. And if you’re like us and love football, take your team to see our team. We’re close enough to Bank of America Stadium for you to attend a Panthers football game but far enough for you to leave the crowd behind after the last touchdown.

History of Panthers Football

The Carolina Panthers are a prime example of why Charlotte sports are so special. Their Keep Pounding movement has significantly contributed to the field of cancer research for over a decade. One of America’s most great coaches, Sam Mills knew how important it is for people to come together as a team. After his 2003 cancer diagnosis, Mills delivered a rousing speech to his team, saying “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit or keep pounding.” Panthers football made history that year, playing their first-ever Superbowl with Mills’ mantra in mind. The same values run through the team today. To date, the Keep Pounding Fund has raised $2.3 million. That’s the community you join when you visit North Carolina.

Games at Bank of America Stadium

When you attend a live football game, the excitement is contagious. The air is electrifying. The jerseys, the cheers, and the food all combine for an unforgettable time—even if you’re not usually a big football fan. The open stadium lets in plenty of sunshine and fresh air so you can get your tan on while we get our game on. Before, after, or in between those four quarters, be sure to visit the best sports bar Charlotte has to offer. Known for their award-winning chicken wings, Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill is a Charlotte staple. They have a wide range of menu options, like fried cauliflower buffalo bites, so everyone in your group will be satisfied. 

When you’re done in the city, head back to one of our North Carolina lake homes for a beautiful view of Lake Norman and a quiet, peaceful place to sleep.