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McColl-Richardson Field Construction (Charlotte 49ers Stadium)

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Nearing completion. Most of the turf is down, but it still needs the logo at midfield, CHARLOTTE in the endzones, and the yardline numbers.

We held our first practice today.

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In between classes I drove over to take a look at the stadium and damn I'm ready for it to be 2013. UNCC's school spirit is way up from previous years, football is going to do great things for this school.

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Yeah, I'm pumped. I'll be even more excited in 2015 though when we start conference play. Although CUSA is not an upper tier conference, I very much look forward to playing quality programs like ECU, Southern Miss, Marshall.

Word has it we're finalizing a deal to play a BCS team at home in 2015, but no word on who it was. I immediately though Wake Forest due to our ties to that program, but they have a full 2015 schedule. Duke too. Not sure what other BCS programs might be willing to play us at home in what will probably only be a 25,000 seat stadium at that time. It certainly won't be UNC, NC State, Clemson, or USC.

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I'm pumped. This is great for the school and city. I'm looking forward to the rise of school spirt, as well.

Looking forward to kickoff!

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Gonna be pretty epic! It's a shame I probably won't remember the first game.

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Gonna be pretty epic! It's a shame I probably won't remember the first game.

I feel ya. I'll probably be double fisting yager bottles by 9:00 AM. I'm going to ask my sister to help me stay sober at the tailgate.

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I feel ya. I'll probably be double fisting yager bottles by 9:00 AM. I'm going to ask my sister to help me stay sober at the tailgate.

speaking of tailgates, there is a one year to go tailgate this Friday at the school. Some alums are getting started around 11 and then the school will have a function with food and drinks starting at 4.

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It has been a while since I've updated this, but the stadium is virtually finished now. All that remains to be done is landscaping around the stadium.

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stadium looks absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait for niners football. I hope in a few years they will be getting decent recruits and can build that team up.

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Visited friends down in charlotte last weekend, a few of them are on the team, say the coach/facilities are great and students definitely have a lot more spirit on campus. I wish I could of enjoyed it while i was there before I transferred.

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