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McColl-Richardson Field Construction (Charlotte 49ers Stadium)

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Some great new pictures in the Observer today of the stadium construction. The stadium will be finished in September.

[url="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/24/3339628/charlotter-49ers-stadium-062212.html"]http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/24/3339628/charlotter-49ers-stadium-062212.html[/url]

[img]http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/06/24/20/47/j6Gg8.St.138.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/06/24/20/47/n5l3p.St.138.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/06/24/20/47/Jfr6t.St.138.jpeg[/img]

[img]http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/06/24/20/46/133VCP.St.138.jpeg[/img]

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Charlotte has a very nice looking campus and I'm sure this will look great too. Any idea on how many it's supposed to hold?

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I believe it's supposed to hold around 15k, with the ability to expand to around 40 over it's lifetime....

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[quote name='C47' timestamp='1340713889' post='1811797']
I believe it's supposed to hold around 15k, with the ability to expand to around 40 over it's lifetime....
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You're right. My lazy ass could have just googled it.

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[quote name='DirtyMagic97' timestamp='1340714764' post='1811804']
You're right. My lazy ass could have just googled it.
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haha no worries, I remembered the press release from way back in Oct.-Nov. for some reason...

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Funding is requested for expansion in 2014. If it is approved, that means it will probably be expanded in 2015 or 2016.

Since we'll be playing in CUSA now instead of FCS (starting 2015), we'll be using temporary bleachers to expand the seating. With that, the capacity will be 25,000 until the permanent expansion is completed. The capacity then will be 40,000.

The stadium is build so that it can be expanded to 60,000, but I doubt we'll ever have a need for that. If we ever play a really big time opponent at home, we can put temp. seating in the endzone and probably add 5000 or so seats to bring capacity to 45,000.

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[quote name='Tensor' timestamp='1340720344' post='1811899']The stadium is build so that it can be expanded to [b]60,000[/b], but I doubt we'll ever have a need for that. If we ever play a really big time opponent at home, we can put temp. seating in the endzone and probably add 5000 or so seats to bring capacity to 45,000.
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At what point would BOA come into the picture?

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[quote name='cbarrier90' timestamp='1340721604' post='1811929']
At what point would BOA come into the picture?
[/quote]Never. Richardson doesn't want a college team playing on his field every week.

BoA costs about $600,000 to rent and would then own part of the ticket revenue and the concessions revenue. Can't make money if you have to give up that much money.

I could definitely see us playing a game there if we ever played against South Carolina, WV, or another program that would have enough pull to get us to move a game there, but it will never be a regular thing.

USC-ECU last year didn't fill up BoA, so I'm sure we wouldn't really need to use it if we have 40,000 seats.

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Here is a webcam of the stadium construction. It takes a photo every 15 minutes or so.

[url="http://oxblue.com/open/rodgersbuilders/charlotte49ers"]http://oxblue.com/open/rodgersbuilders/charlotte49ers[/url]

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[quote name='Tensor' timestamp='1340725836' post='1811984']USC-ECU last year didn't fill up BoA, so I'm sure we wouldn't really need to use it if we have 40,000 seats.
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You'd be more likely to come close to filling it up down the road if you played VT. I'm pretty sure the ECU-VT game in 2008 brought 72,000+ to BoA.

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[quote name='DirtyMagic97' timestamp='1340747234' post='1812396']
You'd be more likely to come close to filling it up down the road if you played VT. I'm pretty sure the ECU-VT game in 2008 brought 72,000+ to BoA.
[/quote]VT is actually on the schedule, but not until like 2017 or 2018. It is an away game though.

I'm thinking they'll probably cancel now though because we will no longer be an FCS program.

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[quote name='DirtyMagic97' timestamp='1340747234' post='1812396']


You'd be more likely to come close to filling it up down the road if you played VT. I'm pretty sure the ECU-VT game in 2008 brought 72,000+ to BoA.
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I was there. Bout had to give some 40 year old tech fans a reality check.

Just like the USC game here, it's not a sell out b/c not all the seats are able to be purchased.

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