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As Tepper's Panthers Weigh Moving HQ, Charlotte Mayor Shrugs

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers makes a call at the line against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers makes a call at the line against the New York Giants during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The fight over who gets to keep the Carolina Panthers headquarters may not be much of a fight at all.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she understands why new National Football League team owner David Tepper may move the team’s practice facility and headquarters to South Carolina. Her city is booming -- and she concedes that the team’s seven-acre outdoor practice facility in the heart of town could arguably be put to more profitable use by the billionaire hedge fund titan.