Stadium Food Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
This week, Stadium Food Power Rankings covers the clash between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers, to find out which team's stadium has the best food
The Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium sits on 33 acres in uptown Charlotte, N.C. Built in 1996, the stadium holds more than 73,000 seats, and is an open-air, natural grass stadium that also houses training facilities and practice fields for the Carolina Panthers. Arches and towers at the entries are unique to Bank of America Stadium, and all feature the team colors of black, silver, and Panthers blue. Concession stands are more plentiful here than most stadiums, providing a stand for every 171 customers, versus the standard one stand per 350 customers; and restroom facilities mimic a similar desirable ratio.
Bank of America Stadium's barbecue offerings. Photo courtesy of JJR BBQ Shack.
Food at Bank of America Stadium is dominated by barbecue, or more specifically "The King of the Q," JJR BBQ Shack. The Shack serves pulled pork barbecue and beef brisket barbecue sandwiches, which both come with coleslaw and your choice of tomato, mustard, or vinegar sauce. Extras at the BBQ Shack locations include chips, peanuts, Brunswick stew, hush puppies, pecan tarts, and banana pudding. Carolina Nacho Co., another creation from JJR BBQ Shack, brings barbecue flavors to both nachos and tacos with their JJR BBQ Pork Nachos and JJR BBQ Pork Tacos. Other options at the stadium include coffee drinks from Panthers Perk and boiled peanuts.
Hush Puppies from JJR BBQ Shack at Bank of America Stadium. Photo courtesy of JJR BBQ Shack.
So who wins the food battle in this week’s Southern matchup? It was almost too close to call. While Carolina's BBQ impressed, Tampa had the edge in terms of selection. Additional points for stadium flair and variety led to Tampa taking the crown this week. But what will the game's score be? Find your answer Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1p.m.
Tune in next week for our Thanksgiving Day matchup between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
Tyler Sullivan is the Assistant Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @atylersullivan
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