Carolina Panthers and Atrium Health Announce Expanded Partnership

09.06.2019 Atrium Health News


The Carolina Panthers and Atrium Health, one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations and the region’s largest primary care network, announced today an expanded partnership that includes the Panthers’ new climate-controlled, indoor practice facility being known as the Atrium Health Dome.  

The Atrium Health Dome is the first of several planned infrastructure projects completed by Panthers owner David Tepper. The Atrium Health Dome will host team practices in the event of inclement weather, serve as a gameday destination for fans prior to each home game and will also be available for community and corporate events.

“Everyone knows that winning on the field and in the community is my focus, and the Atrium Health Dome will help us do both,” Tepper said. “On the field, the team has a place it can practice when weather is a factor, and off the field, the Dome provides another venue in the heart of uptown Charlotte that will be used for all kinds of events. It’s a great, new facility and we’re thrilled that Atrium is a big part of it.” 

For decades, Atrium Health and the Carolina Panthers have together been committed to serving communities throughout the Carolinas and focusing on the health and well-being of its citizens. The extended relationship brings Atrium Health even closer to the Panthers, inspiring positive change within our community, advocating for convenient access to healthcare across the region and building on strong platforms, such as the Keep Pounding Fund. 

Partnership between Panthers and Atrium Health includes the team’s new practice facility, the Atrium Health Dome.

“Atrium Health and the Carolina Panthers share a rich partnership, dating back to the team’s inception,” said Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health. “Many in the community don’t realize that the 40-yard line marks land donated by Atrium Health in support of the stadium, or that we’ve served as the official healthcare provider of the franchise since 1995. In fact, even the 10th floor of Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital sports a Panthers theme. Our relationship continues to blossom, and so we’re especially proud to crown the new training dome with our teal Tree of Life.”


About Atrium Health:  

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region. Its diverse network of care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and behavioral health centers, as well as hospice and palliative care services. Atrium Health works to enhance the overall health and well-being of its communities through high-quality patient care, education and research programs, and numerous collaborative partnerships and initiatives.

About the Carolina Panthers:

The Carolina Panthers became the 29th National Football League franchise on October 26, 1993. The Panthers began play in the 1995 season, winning an expansion-team-record seven games. In 24 seasons, Carolina has won six division titles, including three consecutive NFC South division titles from 2013-15. The Panthers have played in 17 playoff games, winning two NFC Championships and appearing in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers are one of just three NFC teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances in the last 16 years. David A. Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P. and a well-known philanthropist, is the owner of the Carolina Panthers. Truly representing both Carolinas, the Panthers play their home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., just miles from the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Serving the two-state region is a priority for the team. The Panthers work with over 3,800 community partners, non-profit agencies and schools in the Carolinas each year and are committed to positively impacting the region by providing philanthropic funding, resources and opportunities throughout the Carolinas.