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Panthers finalize preseason schedule, too, and work around PGA Championship to do it

A preseason visit to Charlotte by the Houston Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) will come a day before the exhibition window opens to accommodate the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
A preseason visit to Charlotte by the Houston Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) will come a day before the exhibition window opens to accommodate the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. AP

The Carolina Panthers have finalized the team’s preseason schedule.

Carolina’s preseason home opener against the Houston Texans will be played on Wednesday, Aug. 9, one day before the NFL window for preseason openers. The exception was granted to accommodate the PGA Championship taking place at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte that weekend.

“We approached the NFL and the Houston Texans about moving our game to Wednesday in an effort to minimize the impact on city resources, and out of respect for our friends at Quail Hollow and the PGA,” executive director of stadium operations Scott Paul said. “We thank the NFL and the Texans for their cooperation.”

The preseason schedule (all games on Panthers TV network):

Day

Date

Opponent

Time

Wednesday

Aug. 9

Houston

7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Aug. 19

at Tennessee

3 p.m.

Thursday

Aug. 24

at Jacksonville

7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Aug. 31

Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

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