A bidder in the sale of the Carolina Panthers, Ben Navarro will be in Charlotte on Monday….
As the search for a new owner for the Carolina Panthers continues, another potential bidder is set to visit Charlotte. Ben Navarro, a South Carolina businessman who has been linked throughout the search process, will visit Bank of America Stadium on Monday per multiple reports. Navarro holds the title of founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group LLC.
Last week, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said the sale of the Panthers is receiving “unprecedented interest.” The league is planning to vote on the sale May 21-23 at the league meetings in Atlanta.
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The Panthers sale could be the largest ever for a professional sports team. The last NFL team to be sold was the Buffalo Bills in 2014. They were bought for a record $1.4 billion.
It will be interesting to see who else comes to visit as May gets closer. Personally I am more interested to see what happens once the new owner is announced, whomever that may be. What type of blueprint will they bring to the organization? What type of owner will they be? Will they be hands-on or will they sit back and watch? The latter would be better for the Carolina Panthers, as they do not need a ton of tinkering at the moment. The Panthers have a solid core group of players that are ready to win now and they should be competitive for a long time.
With players like Cam Newton entering the prime of their careers, the need for new ownership comes at a curious time. No major on-the-field changes should be anticipated. Rather, the new ownership will mark a different era of Panther football.
For the team and fans alike, they hope that this new era brings continued playoff appearances and at the very least a Super Bowl as the Panthers try to return to the top of the NFL’S elite.