CHARLOTTE – Bank of America Stadium is making the switch from a natural grass playing surface to synthetic grass in preparation for hosting both the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Football Club in 2022.
Tepper Sports & Entertainment and Mecklenburg County wanted to ensure the removed soil doesn’t go to waste.
Crews started digging up turf millings and root zone sand – 300 truckloads total – this week to take to Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation sites for reuse.
“This is another great example of our partnership with the Carolina Panthers to support our park facilities,” said W. Lee Jones, director of Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation.
Parks getting the soil are as follows:
• Winget Park: Finishing final softball field; work on soccer field No. 4
• Ramblewood Soccer Complex: Topdressing 10 fields
• First Tee of Pineville: Topdressing tee complex
• Reedy Creek Park: Cricket field proposal
• Veterans Park: Topdressing multipurpose field
• Sportsplex at Matthews: Topdressing the stadium and fields No. 10 and 11
“We’ve had a great relationship with Park and Rec for a long time,” said Tom Vaughan, head groundskeeper at Bank of America Stadium. “There aren’t too many places you can put 4,000 cubic yards of soil, so we’re excited that they can use it for projects that will serve the community.”