CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte 49ers athletic department presented its annual basketball Fan Day Saturday in Halton Arena. Both the men's and women's basketball teams participated in the event, signing autographs and putting on short intrasquad scrimmages for those in attendance.Niner supporters were able to pick up tickets, compete in a tricycle race, interview 49ers student-athletes and receive player autographs on the newly released schedule posters.
The women's squad, which has advanced to 10-straight postseason tournaments, is entering its second season under head coach Cara Consuegra. The 49ers return nine letterwinners and five starters from last season's WNIT team led by seniors Jennifer Hailey, Jai Forney and Amanda Dowe. The 49ers play host to Johnson C. Smith in an exhibition game in Halton Arena on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Charlotte tips off the regular-season against North Carolina Central in Halton Arena on Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m.
The 49ers men's basketball program is beginning its third season under head coach Alan Major. Charlotte returns three starters and eight letterwinners off last season's team led by preseason second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection senior Chris Braswell, junior guard DeMario Mayfield and preseason A-10 All-Defensive team selection sophomore Pierria Henry.
Season tickets are now on-sale through Charlotte49ers.com or by calling 704-687-4949. Men's basketball season tickets begin at $49 and women's basketball season tickets start at $30.
Partial men's basketball season ticket plans include an individual pack for $90 (Gold Zone seating) and the Harris Teeter Family Zone Partial Plan for $120, four tickets in the Blue Zone. Plans include five games - Florida State, East Carolina, Xavier, VCU and the home opener against Charleston Southern.
Partial season plans and single game tickets will be available for purchase Monday, October 22 at 9 a.m. and remain available throughout the season, as they will be prorated upon conclusion of games in the package.