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Charlotte, NC temperature trend for the next 14 Days. Find daytime highs and nighttime lows from TheWeatherNetwork.com. Lightning in the area has forced players from the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, and the start of Thursday night's. The Panthers at Dolphins game is previewed ahead of Sunday's of the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 21.

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Panthers and Buccaneers in weather delay on TNF

The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in a weather delay with 8:31 remaining in the first quarter of Thursday Night Football.

After less than seven minutes of play elapsed, the Panthers and Buccaneers are in a weather delay at Bank of America Stadium.

The game begin with lightning in the area, while rain and wind played havoc. The FOX and NFL Network broadcasts only had the “Madden” angle for viewers to see, as cameramen were taken inside due to the inclement weather.

The game does not have a resume time set at this juncture. When the game does come back on, the Panthers will go on defense after Cam Newton was stopped on a fourth down read-option attempt.

Considering the weather was looming from the jump, one wonders if the right call was made with the game beginning in the first place. If the game was delayed prior to starting, the players wouldn’t have fired up their muscles before going back into their respective locker rooms and getting cold.

In the meantime, we’ll have the studio show led by host Lindsay Rhodes at NFL Network. Once the decision is made for the game to be played, both teams will be given time to warm up before getting back into action.

Carolina and Tampa Bay are both seeking their first wins of the season after losing to the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, respectively. The loser will fall to the bottom of the NFC South.

Источник: https://fansided.com/2019/09/12/panthers-buccaneers-weather-delay-tnf/

Arizona Cardinals to face Carolina Panthers in good football weather


Arizona Cardinals fans had to brave snow, rain, air-travel delays, flight cancellations and an epic winter storm, but none of that was going to stop any die-hard fan holding a golden ticket to the biggest game in seven years.

Those fans were rewarded with unusually pleasant weather predicted at kickoff. Sure, it won't be what it is back home, but for playoff football, and compared with news images coming from the much of the Eastern Seaboard, it's not bad.

The Arizona Cardinals touched down in Charlotte Saturday afternoon amid 30 degree temperatures that will take a bit of an adjustment. But weather conditions appear to not be a factor for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

The Cardinals will have to do some quick adjusting, as the sunny skies and 70 degree weather in Phoenix will be non-existent in North Carolina.

According to the National Weather Service, the high will peak at a brisk 47 degrees, with temperatures possibly dipping into the 30s by game time. However, no rain or snow is in the forecast.

Scott Paul, Panthers' executive director of stadium operations, said on the  team's website that ice and snow had been removed from the stadium twice, but a tarp will remain on the field about six hours before game time.

"We've had to remove snow from the tarp twice now," Paul said. "We had hoped to take the tarp off today, but we're getting down to the 20s tonight, so we're going to leave the tarp on."

Paul did offer some words of advice to fans attending the stadium's first-ever NFC Championship Game.

"We're going to have a freeze tonight again, so fans should expect some slush at their feet," he said. "Wear shoes with thick soles. We're going to do our best to get it melted, but there will be some slush inside the stadium."

However, for the dedicated Cardinals fans traveling to Charlotte this weekend, the conditions were less than ideal.

Rob Boudreau and his family originally booked a flight with Southwest from Phoenix through Dallas that would eventually connect to Charlotte. When that flight was cancelled, he flew from Phoenix to Atlanta, rented a car, and drove four hours to Charlotte.

"We had Cardinal flags in the side window and back," said Boudreau, who was still in good spirits, despite the travel adjustments. He said Southwest did not charge any extra fees and also upgraded him to priority boarding for his flight.

"We brought the Cardinals to Charlotte!" he said, laughing. "We'll do whatever it takes to see our team!"

The Cardinals are set to take on the Panthers at 4:40 pm MST at Bank of America Stadium.

The game will be played following the AFC Championship Game, where the New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Denver. That game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. MST.

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Источник: https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2016/01/23/arizona-cardinals-face-north-carolina-panthers-good-football-weather/79245062/

Charlotte, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Motor Speedway will soon transform into mass COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The effort is part of a unique public-private partnership to help achieve the goal of completing 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations by July 4, 2021.

"Getting vaccines in people’s arms as quickly and equitably as possible is a top priority for North Carolina," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "Partnerships with businesses, health providers and government like this can help get it done."

"We look forward to working with our partners to make this event happen," said Gibbie Harris, public health director for Mecklenburg County. "The only way to get the virus behind us is for people to be vaccinated. I also hope that by July, by working together, we can exceed the goal of 1 million people in this region starting to be protected."

More information about Atrium Health’s vaccination plans for the public, including frequently asked questions and scheduling vaccine, can be found at AtriumHealth.org/COVID19Vaccine.

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Turf time: Which stadiums have the best and worst fields in the NFL?

Natural grass versus artificial turf. Cold-weather grass versus warm-weather varieties. There’s plenty to debate within the NFL's various playing surfaces, and there are also plenty of complaints to go around. In this ranking of the NFL playing surfaces, we acknowledge the debates. We acknowledge the differences. And we recognize the intricacies involved in preparing NFL fields every week.

“The bottom line is they all meet the NFL’s certification program every week,” Andy McNitt, Penn State University’s director of its Center for Sports Surface Research and the man in charge of testing NFL fields, tells SI.com. “All of our fields today versus 10 years ago are way better. The fields are in much better shape across the board.”

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​McNitt, who holds a Ph.D. in soil science from Penn State and is a member of the Sports Turf Managers Association, oversees the hardness testing every week. That process includes using a Clegg Gmax 2.25-kilogram hammer to drop weight from a given height to measure how quickly the weight stops on impact. Using the instrument, NFL fields must fall under a 100 score everywhere on the field. If one doesn't, remediation must happen before a game can be played. Most fields range in the 80s, with the occasional test in the 70s or 90s. Natural-grass fields can soften into the 60s following rain.

The fields, though, aren’t just tested for hardness. The NFL checks seams and infill depth, and even runs a magnet across the field to make sure there’s no loose metal, such as a bolt from a concert stage.

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Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: Cards show they're elite, move into top three

We aren't the first people to rank the fields in the NFL. Every season, the NFLPA polls players about the surfaces on which they play. ​But McNitt brings up a valid point about past player rankings, noting that players don’t play on every field every year, and they play on fields in vastly different conditions. And some players rank on aesthetics or location, not so much the field itself. That’s why SI went deeper, using past player rankings, insight from current players and details from groundskeepers to better understand the fields and formulate our rankings.

While players uniformly prefer natural grass over artificial turf, the warm-weather variety of Bermuda grass has a higher durability and quicker recovery time than a cool-weather variety such as Kentucky bluegrass, helping Bermuda perform better over the course of an entire season. And natural grass is wonderful until owners don’t spend the money to keep it pristine—it will cost about $100,000 to $125,000 for a full re-sod of a field, often needed in cold-weather environments.

Let’s start the rankings:

1. Arizona Cardinals: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

You’ll hear very little argument about who holds the top spot for the best field in the NFL. Sure, Arizona has plenty of sunshine and can grow a healthy amount of Tifway 419 Bermuda grass, but more importantly, the Cardinals have the pleasure of rolling the field outside the stadium. The entire playing surface is retractable, in one giant tray, allowing the turf to grow and get maintained outside the stadium, coming inside only for NFL football games. And with a groundskeeping staff doing a stellar job with the turf, Arizona earns the top spot.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

There are not many NFL fields on the east side of the country that are nicer than the Tifway 419 Bermuda grass that covers Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Well, unless you’re Aaron Rodgers. The turf in Tampa has proven popular for years, but late last season Rodgers complained about the softness of the sod. His complaints aside, Tampa's field still deserves one of the top spots on this list. 

3. Miami Dolphins: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Finally the pristine Tifway 419 Bermuda grass in Miami has a sparkling new seating bowl to go with it. Long considered one of the top fields in the NFL, the Miami climate allows the Bermuda warm-weather grass to flourish with plenty of sunshine and a long growing season needed for quick recovery.

4. San Diego Chargers: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Let’s revisit the formula that makes for some high-quality growing: southern sunshine. That sun bathes the Bandera Bermuda grass in this unloved stadium, helping to keep the Qualcomm Stadium turf in pristine condition, even if the rest of the stadium is likely nearing the end of its days.

5. Carolina Panthers: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Long live the Bermuda. The use of Voyager Bermuda grass—the only field using the Voyager style of Bermuda—in Charlotte helps keep the Panthers’ field strong all season. The ability of Bermuda to stand up to heavy use and with quick recovery plays well in Charlotte.

6. Jacksonville Jaguars: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida fields rank high when it comes to this list, thanks to the ample sunshine keeping the Bermuda grass plenty healthy. EverBank Field is able to keep its Tifway 419 Bermuda natural grass on solid footing all season long.

7. Denver Broncos: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colo.

Easily the best cool-season natural grass in the league, the Broncos have made everything even better for the 2015 season. A complete overhaul of the field prior to this season saw a brand new underfield heating system, under-soil base and a change back to a 100% Kentucky Bluegrass sod from the Grassmaster system. The Broncos take good care of their turf, which is the envy of every cold-weather field (and even put some warm-weather fields to shame). The updates might be good news for Doug Baldwin, who complained about the 'terrible' field after a game there in 2014.

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How weather can impact NFL games

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after throwing an interception during the first half of the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  

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In the rain, sleet or snow, the game must go on.

National Football League games are notorious for being played in some of the most brutal weather conditions. In fact, only a handful of games in the NFL’s 100-year history have been postponed due to inclement weather.

Such a high threshold for cancellations has led to football teams having to adapt their gameplay. They look at the general climates of the cities where they’ll play, along with the weather forecasts for game days.

So even if a team has the luxury of playing in a climate-controlled dome, they still travel around the country for away games and play in many open stadiums — and there, they are subjected to whatever Mother Nature throws at them.

Big football, big country

The NFL’s 32 football teams are scattered throughout the United States. Because of their broad geographical reach, the many climates of a country as large as the U.S. can influence the way football games are played and whether those games are played at all.

The U.S. is the third-largest country in the world by square miles, bordering two oceans and spanning the width of an entire continent. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the continental U.S. is so large that it contains about five climate zones — and NFL teams can be found in four of them.

Given the country’s climatic diversity, football teams can face a diverse set of weather conditions throughout a season.

"Depending on what games are scheduled, you can have two completely different types of weather events happening at the same time and the same day," said Heather Brinkmann, FOX Weather meteorologist.

"For instance, the Los Angeles Chargers could be at home, sweating to a nice 70 degree temperature, while on the other side of the country, the Buffalo Bills could be playing in lake-effect snow," Brinkmann added.

Temperatures

Albert Haynesworth #92 of Washington Redskins watches a drop of sweat as he waits on the bench against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

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External temperatures can play a significant role in any game, such as the effect they can have on players’ health.

"Players get more dehydrated because of the heat and humidity," says Mark Maxwell, the President and CEO of SportsWeather.com.

"Teams from the North generally, when they come to like, Miami or Tampa Bay to play, especially in late September or early October, tend to show more exhaustion earlier in the game and have to have more fluids."

Because northern teams — teams from climates that tend to be cooler — are not as acclimated to the heat of the South, southern teams can have a bit of an edge when playing at home. However, the opposite also rings true, when southern teams play winter games in the North.

Temperatures can also affect the way the players handle the football.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks toward Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receiver Demarcus Robinson while scrambling in snowy conditions during the game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday December 15, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.

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"The air's thicker when it's colder," says Maxwell. "It does affect the performance of how far a quarterback can throw a ball."

Lower temperatures can also lead to more fumbles both in and outside of the pocket, as handling the football is more difficult to do with cold hands.

On the flip side, playing in the heat can lead to better performance, as hot temperatures typically mean thinner air.

"Field goal kickers are much more accurate in warmer weather," said Maxwell. "You have a better, higher-level completion, generally on the longer passes."

"You've probably heard the saying, 'Hot air rises.' The reason for this is because cold air is denser than warm air, and it comes down to the molecules!" said Brinkmann.

"When it is hotter, molecules within the air move and expand. Just the opposite is true for cold air. With colder air, molecules are closer together and don't move as much," Brinkmann added.

Precipitation

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie bobbles a kickoff in the rain in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on Oct 10, 2021 at GEHA Filed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. 

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Rain and snow can add another layer of complexity to any game.

Wet conditions make the ball tougher to hold onto and the field very slick. In fact, some teams may replicate these rainy conditions during practice, if a weather forecast predicts that an upcoming game will be played in the rain.  

"The really, really good coaches in the NFL will make sure that the quarterback and the receivers throw wet footballs every day during practice," says Maxwell. He also notes how some teams will run sprinklers to make their fields as soggy as they can.

"They will wet their fields, making sure they're saturated with lots of water, just to be able to handle the ball and catch the ball and not fumble the ball."

LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at New Era Field on December 10, 2017 in Orchard Park, New York.  

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Snow is more of a challenge to replicate or practice in unless a team travels to a different climate to practice. "But they do the best they can," says Maxwell.

One of the teams that doesn’t need to travel to practice in the snow is the Buffalo Bills. According to the NFL Films documentary "A Snowy Wonderland: Football’s Perfect Condition," Buffalo, New York, is the snowiest city in the NFL.

"Buffalo averages 93.1 inches of snow each winter," said Brian Donegan, FOX Weather meteorologist. "During the NFL regular season and playoffs (October through January), it averages 60.3 inches of snow."

The threshold

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. 

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In the century of NFL games, the vast majority of games have gone one as planned. However, here are a few examples of games where weather conditions made a significant impact.

One of those conditions is lightning. Should lightning or other "emergency situations" in the game occur, the NFL Rulebook outlines several procedures to serve as guidelines for the NFL Commissioner and/or the duly appointed representatives to follow.

A lightning-related delay occurred in September 2020 during a game between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills at Miami’s stadium. Both teams left the field and remained in their respective locker rooms for half an hour.

A delay was also caused by severe weather and a tornado watch. In November 2013, a tornado watch, along with severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, interrupted a game between the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears in Chicago’s Soldier Field. 

Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs against the Chicago Bears on November 17, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

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With just under five minutes left in the last quarter, the game was delayed for nearly two hours, during which fans were asked to seek shelter.

Another example of inclement weather that can sway the play of a game is hurricanes. If a football stadium is within the cone, or "probable track," of a hurricane or is in an area experiencing a hurricane evacuation, then a game has a much greater chance of being canceled.

For example, in September 2017, Hurricane Irma moving toward Florida led to the NFL postponing a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In August 2021, Hurricane Ida barreling toward New Orleans led to the cancellation of game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. [Learn about the notorious stretch of ‘I’ storms in the Atlantic]

The rulebook

Seattle fans don't let a little rain dampen their spirits during a preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks on August 29, 2019 at Century Link Stadium in Seattle, WA. 

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The NFL Rulebook has protocols for how to handle situations like "severely inclement weather" and guidelines on whether games should be interrupted or canceled.

But if the past century of football games is any indication, the vast majority of weather conditions will not stop or delay kickoff, giving fans the chance to root for their teams.
 

Источник: https://www.foxweather.com/lifestyle/how-weather-can-impact-nfl-games-football

Championship Week Primer: Iowa set for chance at Big 10 title

Conference champions will be crowned, bowl selection pecking orders will be locked in and more clarity will emerge about which teams will and ally drops savings rate be among the four picked for the College Football Playoff.

It's Championship Week, and while the bohs com for the conference title games Friday and Saturday include many of the usual suspects, there are some joining the party for the first time — or the first time in a while.

Start with Michigan, which had zero appearances in the previous 11 Big Ten championship games. The Wolverines are in after knocking off Ohio State to win the East Division. Their opponent, Iowa, is in for the second time and the first since 2015.

Oklahoma State clinched its first appearance in the Big 12 championship game a week before its breakthrough win over six-time defending league champion Oklahoma.

Wake Forest is back in the Atlantic Coast Conference game for the first time since 2006.

In the Group of Five, UTSA will make its debut in the Conference USA game, Kent State is back in the Mid-American Conference game for the first time since 2012 and Utah State is in the Mountain West game for the first time since 2013.

A rundown of the games, with AP ranking:

PAC-12

No. 10 Oregon (10-2, 7-2) vs. No. 14 Utah (9-3, 8-1), Friday, 8 p.m. EST (ABC)

Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas.

Last meeting: Utah won 38-7 on Nov. 20.

Series: Oregon leads 23-11.

Stakes: Winner to Rose Bowl.

Notable: Oregon is first team to make title game three straight times and will be appearing for fifth time. Ducks are 4-0 in the game, including a 37-15 win over Utah in 2019.

BIG 12

No. 9 Baylor (10-2, 7-2) vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1), Saturday, noon EST (ABC)

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Last meeting: Oklahoma State won 24-14 on Oct. 2.

Series: Oklahoma State leads 22-18.

Stakes: Oklahoma State to CFP or Sugar Bowl if it wins; Baylor to Sugar Bowl if it wins.

Notable: Cowboys held Baylor to season lows of 107 rushing yards and 280 total yards in their previous meeting.

SEC

No. 4 Alabama (11-1, 7-1) vs. No. 1 Georgia (12-0, 8-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (CBS)

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta.

Last meeting: Alabama won 41-24 on Oct. 17, 2020.

Series: Alabama leads 41-25-4.

Stakes: Winner to CFP, and loser could be in line for CFP spot depending on score margin and results of other conference championship games.

ACC

No. 18 Wake Forest (10-2, 7-1) vs. No. 17 Pittsburgh (10-2, 7-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ABC)

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Last ally car interest rates Pittsburgh won 34-13 on Nov. 17, 2018.

Series: Pittsburgh leads 1-0.

Stakes: Winner to Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl.

Notable: In the team's only previous meeting, current QB Kenny Pickett and the Panthers beat the Demon Deacons to clinch a spot in the 2018 ACC title game, where they lost to Clemson.

BIG TEN

No. 15 Iowa (10-2, 7-2) vs. No. 2 Michigan (11-1, 8-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (Fox)

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Last meeting: Michigan won 10-3 on Oct. 5, 2019.

Series: Michigan leads 42-15-4.

Stakes: Michigan to CFP if it wins; Iowa in line for Rose Bowl bid if it wins.

Notable: Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo are 1-2 in the Big Ten in sacks with a combined 24; Iowa is 94th nationally in sacks allowed.

GROUP OF FIVE GAMES

CONFERENCE USA

Western Kentucky (8-4, 7-1) vs. UTSA (11-1, 7-1), Friday, 7 p.m. EST (CBS Sports Network)

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio.

Last meeting: UTSA won 52-46 on Oct. 9.

Series: Tied 1-1.

Stakes: Both teams will go to a bowl.

Notable: Western Kentucky has won seven straight since losing to the Roadrunners, all by at least 15 points.

MAC

Northern Illinois (8-4, 6-2) vs. Kent State (7-5, 6-2), Saturday, noon EST (ESPN)

Where: Ford Field, Detroit.

Last meeting: Kent State won 52-47 on Nov. 3.

Series: Northern Illinois leads 21-8.

Stakes: Both teams will go to a bowl.

Notable: Huskies have won seven of the nation-leading nine one-score games they've played. The loss to Kent State was one of the two they didn't.

MOUNTAIN WEST

Utah State (9-3, 6-2) vs. No. 19 San Diego State (11-1, 7-1), Saturday, 3 p.m. EST (Fox)

Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California.

Last meeting: San Diego State won 38-7 on Oct. 31, 2020.

Series: San Diego State leads 13-2.

Stakes: Winner goes to Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.

Notable: Utah State, picked fifth in the Mountain Division, won six games after trailing by double digits and went 6-0 on the road.

SUN BELT

Appalachian State (10-2, 7-1) vs. No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette (11-1, 8-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)

Where: Cajun Field, Lafayette, Louisiana.

Last meeting: Louisiana-Lafayette won 41-13 on Oct. 12.

Series: Appalachian State leads 8-2.

Stakes: Both teams will go to bowls.

Notable: This will be the third weather at bank of america stadium these teams have met in the four-year history of the game. App State won the previous two.

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

No. 16 Houston (11-1, 8-0) vs. No. 3 Cincinnati (12-0, 8-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (ABC)

Where: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati.

Last meeting: Cincinnati won 38-10 on Nov. 7, 2020.

Series: Houston leads 15-12.

Stakes: Cincinnati is in line for CFP spot if it wins; Houston will go to bowl win or lose.

Notable: The defending champion Bearcats have won 15 straight against conference opponents and 19 of their last 21.

Источник: https://www.kimt.com/content/news/Championship-Week-Primer-Iowa-set-for-chance-at-Big-10-title-575825201.html

Panthers and Buccaneers in weather delay on TNF

The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in a weather delay with 8:31 remaining in the first quarter of Thursday Night Online t shirt design website less than seven minutes of play elapsed, the Panthers and Buccaneers are in a weather delay at Bank of America Stadium.

The game begin with lightning in the area, while rain and wind played havoc. The FOX and NFL Network broadcasts only had the “Madden” angle for viewers to see, as cameramen were taken inside due to the inclement weather.

The game does not have a resume time set at this juncture. When the game does come back on, the Panthers will go on defense after Cam Newton was stopped on a fourth down read-option attempt.

Considering the weather was looming from the jump, one wonders if the right call was made with the game beginning in the first place. If the game was delayed prior to starting, the players wouldn’t have fired up their muscles before going back into their respective locker rooms and getting cold.

In the meantime, we’ll have the studio show led by host Lindsay Rhodes at NFL Network. Once the decision is made for the game to be played, both teams will weather at bank of america stadium given time to warm up before getting back into action.

Carolina and Tampa Bay are both seeking their first wins of the season after losing to the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, respectively. The loser will fall to the bottom of the NFC South.

Источник: https://fansided.com/2019/09/12/panthers-buccaneers-weather-delay-tnf/
 Week 4 fantasy rankings

8. Kansas City Chiefs: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

The Chiefs have had their Latitude 36 Bermuda grass growing ever since replacing the old-school Astroturf in 1994. It can be a tricky endeavor to keep the Bermuda going strong in the winter, but Kansas City has successfully balanced cold weather and warm-weather grass while staying all natural for the last 20-plus years.

9. Green Bay Packers: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

Now the only stadium in the league to use the Desso GrassMaster system (which Denver gave up in their field renovation this year) that weaves artificial turf into a predominantly natural-grass surface, this hybrid has proven to capital one walmart sign in in Green Bay, giving the cold-weather climate an added boost and strength during the winter. The Packers are also the first team to install a heating system under the field (it's been upgraded since the original installment), which keeps the field from ever really turning into the Frozen Tundra.

10. Tennessee Titans: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

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The TifSport Bermuda grass in Nashville offers up a steady carpet of warm-weather grass for the Titans, but it can certainly start to struggle in the winter. Heavy use on the grass field can weather at bank of america stadium its toll by the end of the season, especially with Nissan Stadium lacking a heating system under the field.

11. Cleveland Browns: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

As far as cool-season fields go, FirstEnergy Stadium has one of the better swaths of Kentucky Bluegrass in the league right now. Cleveland has always played its home games on natural grass and while cool-weather stadiums generally waffle between artificial and natural, the Browns have stayed true to natural grass, even if some foul weather and overuse has made for tough patches in the past.

12. Philadelphia Eagles: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Penn.

The Eagles want the best of both worlds with their natural grass. The season starts with warm-weather Bermuda and sometime before the fall ends the Eagles make a switch suitable for the north, installing cold-weather Kentucky bluegrass boosted by the under-field heating system. Philadelphia's dedication and effort to putting forth a quality grass field is clear, even with a hefty lineup of events coming through the Linc.

13. Indianapolis Colts: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

The FieldTurf Classic HD in Indianapolis does a great job of feeling like natural grass. With a new fiber designed for softness and durability designed to also hold in the rubber infill for less “splash,” the Colts play weather at bank of america stadium a popular artificial surface.

14. New York Jets/New York Giants: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

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To help pay for this $1 billion-plus stadium, MetLife Stadium needs to host as many events as possible, and with the cold weather in New Jersey, going artificial was a must for that to work. Using the UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf, two teams successfully use this field without weather at bank of america stadium major playing issues.

15. Seattle Seahawks: Century Link Field, Seattle, Wash.

The first NFL stadium to install FieldTurf, Century Link now has the brand’s Revolution product, the same turf the Patriots have installed in Massachusetts. The Revolution puts a focus on durability and longevity. Aesthetically the Seahawks struggle when the Sounders’ season overlaps, but the aesthetics don’t matter when it comes to footing, which remains solid in Seattle.

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16. San Francisco 49ers: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

The first season in Levi’s Stadium was a turf disaster. While the ever-shifting sod didn’t mar games, the team was unable to practice on the surface and spent time and money trying to resod the venue to ensure games could go on. This past offseason, the 49ers rebuilt the baselayer under the sod, but still had plenty of trouble in the preseason—as we saw by complaints from Jerry Jones, among others—largely blamed on overuse. The 49ers have installed more sod in one year than most teams do in a half-dozen years, but the latest version of Bermuda grass has taken to the new drainage system and baselayer and appears to provide the 49ers solid footing for this season. The current state of the field moves Levi’s Stadium up on the list and provides a bit of hope it can successfully host Weather at bank of america stadium Bowl 50 in February.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Many folks following field conditions may be surprised that Pittsburgh doesn’t drop farther down this list. But the past woes of Pittsburgh near-dirt and waterlogged fields have changed with a renewed focus on natural grass. Using the Grassmaster system meant that Pittsburgh wasn’t able to replace sod midway through a season, leading to tough conditions late in seasons. Resodding is often a must in cool-weather climates. But since going to an all-natural Kentucky bluegrass, the Steelers can replace the field multiple times, improving their turf conditions throughout the season.

18. New England Patriots: Gilette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

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In 2006, the Patriots grew so frustrated with keeping the natural grass growing that they became coldwell banker milford ct homes for sale first NFL team to switch from grass to artificial turf in-season. In 2014, the Patriots upgraded their FieldTurf to the latest variety—Revolution—that gave the field a better in-fill system, drainage and cushioning.

19. Detroit Lions: Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

Ford Field citizens bank auto loan online account gone with FieldTurf since opening in 2002 and upgraded to the newer Classic HD version in '13, improving the softness and durability of the field at that time.

20. Dallas Cowboys: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Games, concerts and events run through this mega-money, mega-building on a routine basis, and using a Matrix RealGrass artificial surface has kept this field hosting aplenty. The only stadium in the league to use the Matrix brand of turf, this Alabama-made system uses a rubber infill system common in modern artificial surfaces.

21. New Orleans Saints: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

The second most popular artificial turf makes an appearance in New Oreleans. The UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf has a heightened artificial fiber with a 70 percent rubber/30 percent sand infill system aimed at staying even across the playing surface.

22. Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

There may be no other stadium in the league with such a varied field past than Paul Brown Stadium. The grass that was in place from the stadium’s opening until 2003 was replaced by FieldTurf and then, in '12, switched to UBU Speed Series S5-M Synthetic Turf.

23. Baltimore Ravens: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.

The only NFL stadium using Shaw Sports Momentum 51 artificial surface, the design of the fibers are said to help hold in the infill system. Baltimore had a natural-grass surface over a decade rabobank arena theater and convention center events, but struggled to keep the field in good shape throughout the winter, forcing the move to an artificial surface.

24. Atlanta Falcons: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.

The FieldTurf Classic HD artificial turf fills the Georgia Dome for the last years of the Falcons playing inside the dome. The rubber-infill system gets heavy use inside a weather at bank of america stadium, making it difficult to keep the infill evenly distributed across the field.

25. Oakland Raiders: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

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You really have to take into account the changing of seasons when ranking fields and O.co Coliseum ranks this high on the list because not all the Raiders’ game are played during baseball season. The only stadium still hosting both MLB and NFL, if this ranking took into account only September, O.co would drop even lower with the mix of grass and dirt making footing sketchy, according to weather at bank of america stadium, but the Tifway II Bermuda gets going strong enough post-baseball to move this field up the list, ever so slightly.

26. Washington: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

The warm-weather Latitude 36 Bermuda grass has certainly seen its share of issues in the past. The warm-weather turf has turned to nearly all hard dirt during past winters, a process easily navigated through with money allocated for resodding. A wealth of turf farms in the area should mean that Washington has a better natural field, but the fact they don’t is on the ownership. We saw major problems in 2013 for the Redskins and the Seahawks, which were remedied by new turf later that year, but there's still a long way to go for FedEx Field's field.

27. St. Louis Rams: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.

The old AstroTurf certainly offered a completely new way of doing turf in stadiums, but it was a way that was abandoned for its lack of give and subpar cushioning. The Rams were once the only NFL team still using the AstoTurf brand, but not the old stuff, having installed the company’s GameDay Grass 3D system, a rubber infill system similar to the others across the league.

28. Chicago Bears: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

The Kentucky Bluegrass in Chicago doesn’t have the ownership backing it needs to keep the cool-season grass replenished all season long. The lack of commitment can render this field tough for NFL players late in the season, a constant point of contention year after year. Kicker Robbie Gould even complained about his own team's field during a radio interview in 2012, saying it had sunk to new lows.

29. Buffalo Bills: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.

The only field using the A-Turf Titan infill artificial system hasn’t gotten a good rap around the league. It is tough to tell if the cold weather in Buffalo has put a difficult spin on the Ralph Wilson Stadium turf or if this style of artificial turf just doesn’t have the same comfort level as the rest of the league.

30. Houston Texans: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Houston has two things that should boost this field way up the list: natural grass and warm-weather Bermuda. But where this Tifway 419 Bermuda falters is in its foundation. This heavily used stadium was built with a removable field. All the natural grass—the stadium has three fields—lives in trays outside behind the old Astrodome and gets brought in and assembled for NFL games. That assembly, though, can create seems and uneven footing between the trays, allegedly leading to major injuries for Jadeveon Clowney, Wes Welker and more. The eight-foot by eight-foot tray system has gotten so bad that the Texans announced in September it switched to an artificial system—they also have a movable AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D system—for the rest of the regular season and weather at bank of america stadium then revisit the turf issue at the end of the season. But even a tray system of artificial turf doesn’t solve all the problems in Houston.

NR: Minnesota Vikings: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.

This new fully indoor stadium won’t open in the NFL until next year. When it does, it will offer an infill artificial field.

Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, sneakers and design for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb. 

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Carolina Panthers requiring masks indoors at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Masks will now be required indoors at Bank of America stadium.

The Carolina Panthers made the announcement Tuesday, a day after the Mecklenburg County Health Department recommended issuing another mask mandate. The move is also in accordance with the City of Charlotte's indoor mask requirements, which began Wednesday.

Face coverings will not be required outdoors at the stadium. 

Guests and staff must wear masks in indoor spaces, including the concourses on the 300 and 400 levels. The team store and elevators are also considered indoor areas.

Masks will be available at stadium entrance points, guest relations and security booths. 

"Many of the same protocols that were utilized in 2020 will remain," the Panthers say, "including cashless transactions, mobile ticketing, enhanced cleaning procedures and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium."

There are no vaccination requirements for entering the stadium. 

Mecklenburg County Public Health is recommending a county wide mask mandate and a "public health rule," which would require masks indoors across the county.

County commissioners will vote on the mandate during a special meeting Wednesday. If commissioners approve the policy group's recommendation, the mandate would take 10 days to go into effect.

No additional restrictions, such as gathering or capacity limits, are being considered.

Gov. Roy Cooper's statewide mask mandate ended last month.

Источник: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2021/08/18/carolina-panthers-requiring-masks-indoors-at-bank-of-america-stadium

Charlotte, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium and Charlotte Motor Speedway will soon transform into mass COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The effort is part of a unique public-private partnership to help achieve the goal of completing 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations by July 4, 2021.

"Getting vaccines in people’s arms as quickly and equitably as possible is a top priority for North Carolina," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "Partnerships with businesses, health providers and government like this can help get it done."

"We look forward to working with our partners to make this event happen," said Gibbie Harris, public health director for Mecklenburg County. "The only way to get the virus behind us is for free food pantry open today near me to be vaccinated. I also hope that by July, by working together, we can exceed the goal of 1 million people in this region starting to be protected."

More information about Atrium Health’s vaccination plans for the public, including frequently asked questions and scheduling vaccine, can be found middlesex savings bank atm locations AtriumHealth.org/COVID19Vaccine.

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