The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
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The Panthers compete in the National Football League, as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
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The club is worth approximately US$1.56 billion, according to Forbes, and is controlled by founder Jerry Richardson and his family, who have a 48 percent stake; the remainder of the team is held by a group of 14 limited partners.
Jerome Johnson "Jerry" Richardson, Sr. is a former NFL player and the founder and principal owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League
The team president is Danny Morrison, and the head coach is Ron Rivera.
Ronald Eugene "Ron" Rivera is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
The Panthers played well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995 and 12–4 the following year, winning the NFC West before ultimately losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the world.
They did not have another winning season until 2003, when they won the NFC Championship Game and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 32–29 to the New England Patriots.
Super Bowl XXXVIII was an American football game between the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League champion for the 2003 season.
After recording playoff appearances in 2005 and 2008, the team failed to record another playoff appearance until 2013, the first of three consecutive NFC South titles.
South is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.
After losing in the divisional round to the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, the Panthers finally returned to the Super Bowl in 2016, but lost to the Denver Broncos.
The Panthers have reached the playoffs seven times, advancing to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
They have won six division titles, one in the NFC West and five in the NFC South.
The Carolina Panthers are legally registered as Panther Football, LLC.
The team is headquartered in Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte; also the team's home field.
Bank of America Stadium is a 75,412-seat football stadium located on 33 acres in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.
They are one of the few NFL teams to own the stadium they play in, which is legally registered as Panthers Stadium, LLC.
The Panthers are supported throughout the Carolinas; although the team has played its home games in Charlotte since 1996, it played home games at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina during its first season.
Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina.
The team hosts its annual training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
A training camp is a place, usually with an army-camp-type environment, where people go to participate in a rigorous and focused schedule of training in order to learn or improve skills, usually skills involving physical action rather than book subjects, usually for an armed force or an action sport.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent, national liberal arts college of around 1,580 students located in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the twelfth largest city by population in the state.