It turns out the Panthers don't have the NFL's cheapest beer -- but they are fairly close. The folks at TeamMarketing.com had produced a survey that showed the Panthers the lowest in the NFL at 27 cents per ounce for the cheapest beer in the stadium.
I posted that in this blog and you, my fine readers, were quick to point out this could hardly be true (see comments below). So I checked with both the website that did the study and the Panthers and it turns out the readers are right.
The guy at TeamMarketing.com said he had talked to some Panther concessionaire of some type who said the team has a $6 beer available, and that it was upon that beer that the 27-cent figure was based. It turns out that was incorrect, though -- that beer only has 12 ounces, according to the Panthers, so that would be 50 cents per ounce.
On a per-ounce basis, the Panthers' cheapest brew is a 20-ounce beer for $7.50, which equates to 37.5 cents per ounce. This is still cheap by NFL standards -- the Panthers would rank tied for fourth-cheapest using that number, behind only Miami, New Orleans and Tampa Bay.
So by NFL standards it is still relatively cheap to drown your sorrows at a Panther game -- just not as cheap as was originally thought.