Even though The Panthers are 8-0, Talk Radio in Charlotte today was all about Cam Newton pulling down the Packer fan's banner. I don't care if the Packer fan legally, or illegally, hung the banner, I fully support Cam in what he did. I was a little surprised at the number of callers who criticized him for doing so.
Look, it IS up to the Home team's fan base to show up for home games. That said, there are certain teams whose fans travel well: Packers, Raiders, and Steelers just to name three. Even more so, it may not even be that the fans are traveling well, but rather, many fans have simply moved and brought their old allegiances with them.
I have been fortunate to live in different areas of the country including Denver, Portland, metro DC, metro San Diego, and now metro Charlotte. San Diego, and to a lesser degree, Charlotte have really tough times with crowd noise coming from the fans for the opposing team sometimes. Fans moved to SD and Charlotte to escape high taxes, harsh weather, etc. When I moved to the Charlotte area, I was stunned to see how many Steelers bars there were in the area.
Personally, either root for your new adopted hometown. Or move back home.