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Carolina Panthers raising ticket prices for 2016 season

The Carolina Panthers are sending out season ticket renewal packets for permanent seat license owners Thursday, and fans can once again expect an increase in prices.

The Panthers also said Thursday the next phase of renovations at Bank of America Stadium is on track.

Each PSL packet contains a letter from Panthers President Danny Morrison, a commemorative poster of the 2015 team captains, details on how to renew tickets and an outline of payment options, said Phil Youtsey, the team’s executive director of ticketing and sponsorship.

Payment options are the same as last year: a six-month, interest-free payment plan or the option to pay in full upfront. All payments can be made online, Youtsey said.

Ticket prices per game range from $48-$195, he added. About two-thirds of the stadium will see an increase in ticket prices by $5-$12 from last year, when the Panthers had a perfect record at home.

PSL owners have around 62,000 seats, making up almost 90 percent of Bank of America Stadium. Each holder has the right to a particular seat at the stadium so long as they keep purchasing season tickets.

Youtsey also told the Observer that the third phase of stadium renovations has begun. This phase includes an upgrade of the 500-level concourse – for example, redesigning areas so that wait times are shorter for fans in lines for concessions – as well as an overhaul of the stadium’s WiFi system.

The improved WiFi connectivity, Youtsey said, complements last year’s upgrades to the stadium’s distributed antenna system, which enables better cellular service.

“We’re going to be one of the best connected stadiums in the league,” Youtsey said. The current phase of renovation is expected to be complete in July.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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