4 things Panthers fans can look forward to during the 2021 offseason

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Carolina Panthers training camp returns to Spartanburg

It was not the easiest of offseasons for anyone across the NFL in 2020.

COVID-19 health concerns were at their peak, which resulted in some notable restrictions implemented by league officials to ensure the season was able to go ahead.

The Carolina Panthers were not exempt from this and took the difficult decision to cancel their usual training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, opting to go through an intense preparation period in safer confines at Bank of America Stadium instead.

However, with vaccination rollouts continuing rapidly and social distancing measures dwindling as a result, Carolina will be making their triumphant return to familiar surroundings and this is something that should excite fans an endless amount.

Training camp is a chance for supporters to get up close and personal with their heroes. It’s always a unique atmosphere at Spartanburg in an unbelievably warm climate, which Matt Rhule, his coaching staff, or the majority of this new-look roster has yet to experience.

This return to some semblance of normality is extremely welcome both for players and fans alike.

Last season just wasn’t the same without fans in the stands, for the most part. If the Panthers put this to good use and make home-field advantage count, then some notable strides might just be in the offing as a result.