The Carolina Panthers are based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in the Southern division of the National Football Conference in the NFL. The team is worth approximately USD $1 billion, and is controlled at 48% by Jerry Richardson and his family. The remainder of the team is held by a group of 14 limited partners. The team is headquartered in Bank of America Stadium, located in uptown Charlotte; the stadium also serves as the team's home field. The Panthers are one of the few teams in the NFL to own the stadium they play in, which is legally registered as Panthers Stadium, LLC. The current head coach is Ron Rivera, while the president is Danny Morrison.
The Panthers first competed in 1995 and did fairly well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995, which is considered an all-time best for an expansion NFL team's first season; and 12–4 in 1996. They did not have another winning season until 2003, when the team won the NFC Championship Game and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 32–29 to the New England Patriots. After recording playoff appearances in 2005 and 2008, the team failed to record another playoff appearance until 2013, when they finished with a 12–4 record and won the NFC South. The Panthers have made the playoffs five times, reaching the NFC Championship Game in three of them. They have won four division titles, one of them in the NFC West and three of them in the NFC South.
NFC Championship 2003, 2015
NFC South Division Championship 2003, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
NFC West Division Championship 1996
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