The Carolina Panthers are a North Carolina-based professional football team. As a member of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division, the Panthers compete in the National Football League (NFL).
The team’s headquarters and home field are both located at Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte. Although the Panthers have played their home games in Charlotte since 1996, they began their career in Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.
Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, holds the team’s annual training camp. It is one of only two teams that represents multiple states, along with the New England Patriots.
About Carolina Panthers Mascot Sir Purr
The mascot of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers is Sir Purr. He’s an anthropomorphized panther dressed in a Carolina Panthers No.00 football jersey.
“Birds like falcons, eagles, and seahawks,” he says on his Panthers’ web page, as a way of describing his favorite snacks. He has a long-standing rivalry with Jaxson de Ville, the mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars (the Panthers’ expansion counterparts). Sir Purr’s family, including Mini Meow, a younger version of Sir Purr, occasionally participates in games with him.
In a 1996 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he made a splash when he leaped on a live Panthers punt and turned it into a touchback.