By Ryan Bailey
Inaugural roster members Sergio Ruiz and Brandt Bronico share their thoughts on the transformations in store for Charlotte FC’s home stadium
CHARLOTTE—Construction has begun on renovations at Bank of America Stadium to provide a “best-in-class” experience for Charlotte FC players and fans. The project, which will cost around $50 million, includes significant enhancements to the Lowe’s East Gate, an upgraded main concourse and supporters’ bar just inside the gate, soccer-specific locker rooms, a central player tunnel, and a new premium club space and field-level seating.
“I think it looks beautiful,” said Charlotte FC’s first-ever signing Sergio Ruiz. “I think it will be a unique and special stadium. I’m looking forward to seeing my shirt hanging in those locker rooms!
“It will be amazing to see the stadium full of fans enjoying a game and I feel fortunate to be able to enjoy the first season in the club’s history.”
“When I first saw the blueprint of the renovations for the 2022 MLS season, I was blown away,” said Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico, upon seeing the renderings.
“The club preaches a culture of excellence and I think this is a major step in the right direction. There are standards set by expansion sides in this league—and I think Charlotte has set a new standard and surpassed any sort of expectation. The renovations look flawless and I can’t wait to be a part of it come 2022.”