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McColl-Richardson Field Construction (Charlotte 49ers Stadium)

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C47    1,394

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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DirtyMagic97    1,697

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

You're right. My lazy ass could have just googled it.

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C47    1,394

You're right. My lazy ass could have just googled it.

haha no worries, I remembered the press release from way back in Oct.-Nov. for some reason...

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Niner National    535

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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cbarrier90    2,295

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.

At what point would BOA come into the picture?

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Niner National    535

At what point would BOA come into the picture?

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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DirtyMagic97    1,697

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.

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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Niner National    535

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.

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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4Corners    2,007

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.

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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DirtyMagic97    1,697

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.

I was there too. Then came back to Greenville the following week to watch us beat Pat White and WVU with relative ease.

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4Corners    2,007

Yeah that was a special season. Had a good friend starting on that team and he really made some plays and made us proud.

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Niner National    535

video board supports went up today:

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It will be approximately 70 feet wide, making them only slightly smaller than the video boards used in BoA stadium.

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