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The Panthers announced a couple things yesterday sure to interest some of you. They notified their PSL owners no increase in ticket prices will occur for the 2012 season:
The Panthers say they have informed permanent seat license (PSL) owners they will not raise season ticket prices for the 2012 season.
There was a spike in interest in Carolina following the arrival of No. 1 overall draft pick Cam Newton, The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Apparently the Panthers have this hot shot rooke QB that generated a lot more attention to the team in 2011. Maybe you have heard of him? I'm being facetious obviously. So guess how much Panther TV viewership was up last season?
Consequently, television numbers were up in North and South Carolina with the team experiencing a 25 percent increase in viewership. The average weekly telecast was seen by approximately two million people.
The Panthers have sold out 93 consecutive home games and Carolina director of ticketing Phil Youtsey says "that's a tribute to our fans."
25% is a pretty big jump but is still no surprise to me. The kid is just getting started...
Will you attend more Panther games in 2012 because of Cam Newton?
Yes, because of Cam and the team (182 votes)
No, but only because I already go to as many as I can and that won't change (178 votes)
No but not because of Cam (43 votes)
No 'cause I can't git off my couch (49 votes)
452 total votes