Kick-Off 2013 is here!! The Charlotte 49ers will take on the Campbell Fighting Camels in the Inaugural Game in the program's history on Saturday, August 31. Game time is 12 p.m. on McColl-Richardson Field at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Seating for season ticket holders is reserved based upon the section, row, and seat printed on the ticket. Student seating is general admission. Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. for tailgating. Gates to Jerry Richardson Stadium will open at 10:30 a.m.
| Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. Parking Lots Open
Parking lots will open and tailgating may begin starting at 8 a.m. Entrance to and exit from campus is determined based upon the lot assigned to each fan. View this parking map for more information.
9:49 a.m. Niner Walk
Follow the sounds of the 49ers Drum Line and the spirit of Norm, the Charlotte Cheerleaders and Gold Dusters to the corner of Craver Road and Cameron Boulevard (below the Student Union) where they will draw Niner Nation to welcome the 49ers football team when they arrive on campus at 9:49 a.m. to make their walk to the Judy Rose Football Center.
10:30 a.m. Gates Open/Fan Activities
Gates to the Charlotte 49ers Football Stadium will open. Inside will be activities including inflatables, photo opportunities with Focus Fan Photos, and more!
11:50 a.m. National Anthem
The National Anthem will be performed by American Idol contestant and North Carolina native Chelsea Sorrell. She will be accompanied by the UNC Charlotte Police Honor Guard and a full field American flag provided by 50 Star Productions.
Inaugural Game Kickoff
Chris Lane Band - Chris and Cory Lane - former baseball players for the Charlotte 49ers - make their return to the UNC Charlotte campus to put on an exciting halftime performance. The group consists of members Chris Lane (lead vocals, guitar), his twin brother Cory Lane (drums), Joseph Pope (lead guitar), Dean Kreseski (lead guitar), and Tom Sale (bass).
Stick around after the game and join fellow members of Niner Nation in singing the UNC Charlotte alma mater.
For everything you need to know about your Charlotte 49ers football game day experience check out the Football Fan Guide, featuring an A-Z Guide, Tailgating and Parking Information, Ticket and Venue Information, and more! View the Charlotte 49ers Football Stadium seating chart for section and entrance information.
The parking lots will open at 8 a.m. All fans entering campus will need to park in designated parking areas via the following options:
- FSL/non-FSL season ticket holder parking permit will be distributed as part of the season ticket mailer (if parking was purchased). Each permit will identify specific lot and required entry point of campus.
- Single game permits may be purchased in advance online to park in either the West and Union Decks for $15. Fans wishing to pay cash on game day must enter the main University entrance from Highway 49 and proceed to the Cone Parking Deck. Cost of parking on game day is $20.
- Faculty and Staff with a current parking permit displayed on their vehicle may park in the East Deck.
- Students may park in Lots 5, 5A and 6. During the ticket claim process students may click here to get a parking permit for one of the student lots. Overflow parking will be in the East Deck with a residential or communter parking pass.
For a full game day parking map, click here.
Click here for tailgating policy.
For complete parking information, click here.
| Ticket Information
FSL season tickets and non-FSL season tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2013 season. With the success of FSLs and season tickets, single game tickets are not available for advance purchase. If any tickets are returned, they will be released for sale at a later date (possibly the week of each game).
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Admission for UNC Charlotte students is FREE. Students must visit http://www.ticketreturn.com/49ers to request, claim, and print their ticket.The student ticket allotment is 7,500. Upon exceeding 7,500 tickets requested a lottery will be activated.
All Charlotte 49ers home football games will be televised on WCCB-Charlotte and can be heard over the airwaves on ESPN 730AM. For fans outside of the Charlotte region home games will be streamed live on Charlotte49ers.com. Live audio can be accessed here.
WCCB: Calling the game will be Ryan Rose (play-by-play), Kenny Moore (analyst), Brandon Davidow (sideline) and Kelli Bartik and Jon Wilson (features).
ESPN 730AM: Matt Swierad (play-by-play), Kevin Donnalley (color commentary), and Bobby Rosinski (sideline). A pregame show for home games will be broadcast with Lanny Ford and Mario Washington.
Check out the Inaugural Season section on The Charlotte Observer site.