Fan Fest to start at 4pm on Saturday

The Carolina Panthers will host their annual open house this Saturday from 2:30 pm to 6 pm, which is a departure from previous seasons when the event was held much earlier in the day.

Bank of America stadium will open at 2:30 pm, however the two-hour practice isn’t scheduled to start until 4 pm.

Events outside the stadium will begin at 2 pm, with live music, games and appearances by the Top Cats and Sir Purr.

Typically the Panthers will run a scripted scrimmage, pitting the first team offense against the second team defense, and the second team offense against the first team defense. It’s unclear if new Head Coach Ron Rivera will keep the format the same.

Food, non-alcoholic beverages, strollers and cameras are permitted inside the stadium, and the seating is first come, first served.