The drive to Charlotte was not that bad. Of course Atlanta traffic was crazy, then South Carolina was boring. I know that everybody here in Alabama always says "Thank God for Mississippi", but I think the people of Mississippi should say "Thank God for South Carolina". The roads were horrible and there was nothing there! It looked like a pretty boring state. Once we got to Charlotte, we checked into our hotel then headed out to dinner before the game. We stayed at the Aloft at the Epicenter so it was right there by everything! We had a ton of places to choose from. After dinner, we walked the 11 block walk to the stadium. We made it there around 6 and the game didn't start until 8 so we walked around and explored the stadium before they opened the gates for us to get in. It was a very pretty stadium. They had these awesome Panther statues at both entrances to the stadium and they were huge!
Heading out to dinner before the game.
Downtown Charlotte from the stadium
Beautiful sunset over the stadium
Cam's ready to play!
Fireworks to kick off the game.
Announcing of players
Whenever a players name was called they ran through these columns as they shot off flames.