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Panthers PSL owners waiting for word on Super Bowl tickets

J.B. Lopp of Charlotte looks over the caps in the store. Fans crowded into the Panthers team store at Bank of America Stadium on Monday, 01.25.16, buying shirts, caps and anything else for sale.
J.B. Lopp of Charlotte looks over the caps in the store. Fans crowded into the Panthers team store at Bank of America Stadium on Monday, 01.25.16, buying shirts, caps and anything else for sale. mhames@charlotteobserver.com

A day after finding out their hometown NFL team would go to the Super Bowl for the second time ever, Carolina Panthers personal seat license owners received a letter from the team – but it was only to inform them another letter would be coming regarding whether they could buy tickets to the big game.

PSL owners will soon get another letter letting them know whether they have been selected via a lottery to be able to purchase tickets for the Feb. 7 matchup in Santa Clara, Calif., against the Denver Broncos.

Those who have been season ticket holders the longest and those with the most seats will get priority in the lottery, the Panthers told PSL owners in the first letter.

Under the NFL’s formula, the Panthers and the Broncos will share 35 percent of the tickets distributed, or about 12,000 each. They will distribute those to season-ticket holders as well as “year-round partners,” an NFL representative said.

The clubs won’t make their allocated tickets available to the general public.

Mt. Holly resident William Smith, a PSL owner since 1995, said he would consider a trip to Santa Clara if he is selected. The letter he received from the Panthers Monday didn’t indicate a price tag for each potential ticket.

A Panthers ticket representative couldn’t be reached for comment, so it’s still not clear how many total Panthers PSL owners there are, when lottery winners will be announced, who else Panthers tickets will go to within the organization and how much each ticket will cost.

Are you a Panthers PSL holder? Katie Peralta would like to touch base for future stories. Email her at kperalta@charlotteobserver.com

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