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McColl-Richardson Field Construction (Charlotte 49ers Stadium)

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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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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.

we've already seen a pick up in the level of recruits since we announced going to CUSA. We haven't gotten many commits since the announcement that we were going to CUSA, but the guys that have shown interest in the program have shown marked improvement over a first class that was very much FCS level.

We have gotten several transfers from Wake that were 3 star guys. A few weeks ago we got a commit from the 6th best player in SC who was a 3 star and the 39th ranked safety in the nation. SC isn't exactly a powerhouse for HS football, but he had offers from several BCS programs including NC State and Arizona. We'll lose far more of those battles than we'll win, but it was nice to win one so early.

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TOP Commits this yr for Charlotte

Tevin Lawshe- 3 star OL from mallard creek. next best offer ECU

Justin Bridges-Thompson- 3 star safety #39 safety in country. - other offers Arizona, NC State, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

Chris Duffy- 2 star ATH - Porter Ridge- Other Offers- Tennessee, ECU

Dustin Crouser- 2 star LB- #4 player from West Virginia-

Eugene German- 2 star OL- #2 player out of West Virginia- other offers- Marshall

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Yeah it sort of looks smallish right now. The only game they may want to consider playing at BOA is against UNC or ECU imo.

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Yeah it sort of looks smallish right now. The only game they may want to consider playing at BOA is against UNC or ECU imo.

It was designed to be an FCS stadium originally, which is why it is the size it is. The school knew they had a good chance to move up soon, so they had it designed so it could be expanded quickly and without demolition.

We have requested money in the 2014 budget to expand (although that really depends on demand). That would take capacity to 40,000.

The most likely scenario within the next 5 years though is we bring in temporary seating. We can fit about 25,000 with temporary seating in place according to our athletic department.

There is 0 chance we play at Bank of America stadium against ECU. UNC, WVU, USC, or another major NC/SC team maybe, but ECU, no. It costs $600,000 + to rent BoA. That's not going to happen. Charlotte-ECU isn't going to fill up BoA anyway. USC-ECU didn't fill up BoA, so Charlotte-ECU certainly isn't. It'd be better to create an atmosphere where tickets are super hard to come by than one where tickets are easy to get because the stadium is 1/3 or 1/2 empty.

Anyway, the stadium if finished. Control was officially turned over to the school yesterday.

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great post man. I'm really looking forward to going to a game.

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The team had a scrimmage last Saturday in the stadium. It was great to get out there and see the stadium with football players in it for the 1st time.

They are supposed to have scrimmages over the next 2 Saturdays in the Stadium and they are open to the public. I believe they start around 12:30, so if you are in the area, stop by and take a tour of the new stadium.

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