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SC Gov. McMaster signs bill that will let Panthers relocate headquarters to Rock Hill

It's been a long time coming, but the Panthers are now officially moving their headquarters and team practice facility to Rock Hill.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — After months of meetings, campaigning and talks, the Carolina Panthers are officially moving their headquarters and team practice facility to Rock Hill, South Carolina. 

Gov. Henry McMaster signed the so-called "Panthers Bill" into law Wednesday in Rock Hill during a pep rally to welcome the team to the city. State leaders and Panthers owner David Tepper spoke during the event with Tepper being presented a South Carolina flag and cap signed by congress members who helped make it happen. 

The bill will give the Panthers roughly $115 million in tax breaks to relocate across the state line. The team will continue to play their games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Tepper also said during Wednesday's rally that the Panthers "won't forget" about Spartanburg, which has hosted training camp at Wofford College every year since 1995. 

It's unclear where the Panthers will have training camp after 2019, the final deal of the agreement with Wofford. 

The Panthers' current practice facility is still in the process of being transformed into a bubble, but that's nothing compared to the work done to fulfill Tepper's vision of a new facility from the day he took over. 

NBC Charlotte obtained a rendering of the proposed facility. While the Panthers are still in discussions to figure out what exactly will be part of the plans, some proposals include multiple outdoor fields and an indoor stadium that could seat thousands, and possibly host other events. 

And that's just the beginning.

From retail and restaurants to hotels and headquarters, Tepper's proposal for Rock Hill is big, and it's just the start of a new era of Panthers football -- both Carolinas included. 


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