Panthers camp added $13 million to Spartanburg economy

Greg Olsen
Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen, left foreground, carries personal items from his car as he walks to the dorms as the NFL team's players arrive for the beginning of training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The team has several issues looming including how much Cam Newton will throw and whether Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen will receive contract extensions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A new report says the Carolina Panthers training camp added more than $13 million to the Spartanburg economy this year.

Local media report the Clemson University study says more than 100,000 attended the camp at Wofford College.

More than 135,000 people attended the camp last year, spending $13 million.

Clemson conducted the study for the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The report notes that while the number of visitors was down this year, the percentage of visitors who traveled more than 50 miles to the camp increased from 39 percent in 2016 to 56 percent this year.

Chris Jennings with the visitors bureau says the study shows increased spending by visitors this year.

The Panthers spent more than two weeks at Wofford, before moving to Charlotte to complete summer practices.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s