Should the Carolina Panthers score a win over the Denver Broncos in Sunday’s Super Bowl, Charlotte-area Dick’s Sporting Goods stores will extend their hours and open early to let fans stock up on their championship gear.
Pending a Panthers win at Super Bowl 50, 13 Dick’s Sporting Goods locations in the region will stay open after Sunday’s game and reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, the company said. A rally wall will go up this weekend at the South Park location, where fans can write notes cheering on the team.
Also on tap: A drumline immediately following the game, and a scavenger hunt-type contest with Wilson Sporting Goods, the company that manufactures footballs used by the National Football League.
To participate, fans can check Dick’s Sporting Goods and Wilson social media platforms to find the location of a giant Wilson football, dubbed “The Duke,” in Charlotte. They can then take their pictures with the ball and post it on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a gold panel Super Bowl 50 Wilson football.
The contest starts Friday.
Jonathan McFadden: 704-358-6045, @JmcfaddenObsGov
Charlotte-area Dick’s stores that will extend hours (if the Panthers win)
South Park Mall: 4325 Barclay Downs Drive
Shoppes at University Place: 8809 JW Clay Blvd.
Northlake Mall: 6446 Northlake Mall Drive
Birkdale Village: 8825 Townley Road
9600 Pineville-Matthews Road
Winslow Bay Commons: 590 River Highway
10530 Northeast Parkway
Gaston Mall: 415 Cox Road, Suite 100
1860 Catawba Valley Blvd. SE
Afton Ridge Shopping Center: 6080 Bayfield Parkway
Shoppes at Summit Park: 125 Tingle Drive, Suite 300
C138 Morganton Heights Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC
Manchester Village: 548 John Ross Parkway