CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After a year without a home, the Carolina Speed opened what might be the only professional football season you see in Charlotte at Bojangles Coliseum Friday night.
The team didn't play last year because of a conflict over arena space, but they are back this year for a 13-week season. Friday night was the home opener. Ironically enough, the Speed played against the Panthers....of Albany
"There is constantly something going on. There is no dead time. I mean, it's very exciting," observed Jeff Whitecotton. "I was hoping there would be a bigger crowd than this, but it's the first weekend. Maybe next weekend there will be more people here."