Local sports shops gearing up for Panther Nation

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) –  The Carolina Panthers are officially back in season with Thursday’s opening game, but they’re not the only ones gearing up.

Local sports shops are starting to restock for the start of the season.

Anything from hats to women’s and kids jerseys will be popping up on the shelves in the next week. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly jerseys are top sellers right now.

Omega Sports assistant manager Travis Brake said people are generally excited about the start of Panther season, but this year will be a little different.

“With the success we had last year, we are definitely expecting a huge(r) wave, a bigger wave of customers basically looking for jerseys, shirts, hats, tailgating products, [and] all kind of things like that,” said Travis Brake

Catch the Panthers take on the Ravens Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on WNCT.

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