Carolina Panthers

Founded: 1995
Team Owner: Jerry Richardson
Head Coach: Ron Rivera
Team Icon: John Kasay
Overall Record: 147-163-1
Fight Songs: Sweet Caroline
NFL Championships: nada
Stadium: Bank of America Stadium (1996–present)
Stadium Capacity: 74,455
City: Charlotte, NC
Previous Stadiums: Memorial Stadium (1995)
Website: www.panthers.com
Carolina Panthers

Carolina joined the NFL in 1995 along with the Jacksonville Jaguars as two new expansion teams. Other locations considered at the time for new teams were St. Louis, Baltimore, and Memphis. Team owner Jerry Richardson's son Mark is the one who tagged the new team the Panthers as well as decided on the black, blue and silver color scheme.

Mark explained that he chose the Panthers as the new moniker because "it's a name our family thought signifies what we thought a team should be—powerful, sleek and strong."


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