- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers’ appearance in last season’s Super Bowl seems to be good for business in Spartanburg with attendance at the team’s training camp at Wofford College up sharply.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (https://bit.ly/2aMnc3z ) that almost 60,000 fans turned out during the five days of camp. The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that that represents an increase of about 56 percent over the same period last year.

Attendance during the first five practice days this year has been up every day but one compared to last year.

Bureau executive director Chris Jennings is predicting that more than 100,000 fans will stop by during the Panthers preseason camp. The majority of fans attending training camp come from within 50 miles.

Fall camp continues through Aug. 16


Information from: Herald-Journal, https://www.goupstate.com/

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