CHARLOTTE, N.C. | The Carolina Panthers are raising ticket prices again even as they slash payroll.
A team spokesman says prices for each ticket will go up between $1 and $9 per game next season. Charlie Dayton stresses the Panthers will still rank in the lower half of the league in average ticket price.
Friday's move comes as the Panthers have spent the offseason releasing numerous veterans with higher salaries. The Panthers also decided to let five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers leave in free agency.
Carolina finished 8-8 and out of the playoffs last season.