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Jerry Donates $10 Million to Charlotte 49ers!

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When did they get a football team? Is this still primarily a commuter school?

Yep with admission standards no higher than ECU. maybe that's not a fact, but I don't really care. Fact of the matter is, Jerry asked the taxpayers for a crap ton of money for upgrades, and then he donates 10 mil to UNC Harrisburg.

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Yep with admission standards no higher than ECU. maybe that's not a fact, but I don't really care. Fact of the matter is, Jerry asked the taxpayers for a crap ton of money for upgrades, and then he donates 10 mil to UNC Harrisburg.

Take solace in the fact that all the idiot Steeler, Giants, Pats, Cowboy, and Redskin fans in the area will be helping to fund our stadium with their tax dollars.

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In other news, beer prices raised at BofA.

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Ill just buy from a scalper before the games for $1.00

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Florio brings up interesting point:

The irony in that last part is obvious to anyone in Charlotte who thinks Richardson should be paying for upgrades to the football stadium he owns. The man who doesn’t like to be asked for money asked aggressively and repeatedly for taxpayer funds. Though he didn’t get everything he wanted, Richardson came away with $8.75 for every $1 he donated to get his name on the local college’s stadium.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/12/richardson-creates-stir-with-10-million-donation/

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When did they get a football team? Is this still primarily a commuter school?

This fall is our first year. This has been in the works for the last 7 years. 

 

Most of our students drive to school because the infrastructure around University City sucks for walking, but we have a higher % of students living within a mile of campus than Chapel Hill does. Are they a commuter school?

 

Our % of students that live on campus is in line with the other major universities in the state.

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The Charlotte 49ers will take the field on McColl-Richardson field in Jerry Richardson stadium.

 

Couldn't be happier.

 

Combined with his earlier donation in conjunction with Hugh McColl, Jerry has donated approximately $11 million to the university this year.

 

Jerry approached the school, the school did not approach him.

 

Can't wait for August 31st!

Love this. I just transferred to UNCC from another 4-year school. It's weird and exciting knowing that I now go to a school with a football team, even if it's just their first year and they very well may not be good at all.

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He brings up an interesting counter-point as well.

 

"On one hand, we understand the distinction.  Richardson got public money to help fund the upgrades because that’s part of the reality of NFL stadium economics.  Having a team in town benefits the city financially; at some point, the city should acknowledge that with a financial contribution.  Whether the owner of the team can afford to provide the money he’s seeking is irrelevant to whether the taxpayers should bear part of the total burden."

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Ill just buy from a scalper before the games for $1.00

 

See you there!!

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