The 15,314 seat stadium, being built so that it is expandable to 40,000 seats, will house the 49ers football program, which is set to take the field for the first time in the inaugural 2013 season on August 31, 2013 against the Campbell Fighting Camels.
The Football Stadium Complex will include the 15,314 seat Jerry Richardson Stadium, a field house, and two practice fields. The stadium press box will be complete with media seating, a university box and television and radio booths on the west sideline at the concourse level. The field house includes coaches offices and meeting rooms, locker rooms and weight and training rooms as well as an Academic Center, tiered classroom and Hospitality Deck. Upon entering the stadium through one of the facility's five entrances, fans will have the ability to circle around the entire stadium on the concourse level through connecting bridges and a connector walk on the Field House.Facts and Figures
The football complex is housed on 25 acres of land.
Construction Management Team
Rodgers PCL Russell
Jenkins Peer and DLR Group
The 49ers football field house is 46,150 square feet. Includes:
- Coaches offices
- Meeting rooms
- Home, Visitor, Official, and Coaches Locker Rooms
- Weight Training Room
- 1,920 square-foot Academic Center
- 2,757 square-foot tiered classroom
- 6,950 square-foot hospitality deck
August 31, 2013 - Campbell Fighting Camels vs. Charlotte 49ers
Jerry Richardson Stadium
On June 11, 2013, thanks to the generous personal contributions of Jerry Richardson the Charlotte 49ers football stadium was named Jerry Richardson Stadium.
On November 1, 2011, thanks to the generous personal contributions of Hugh McColl and Jerry Richardson - and the financial support of others who want to honor all that they have given their city - the Charlotte 49ers football field was named McColl-Richardson Field.
McColl-Richardson Field is approximately a 97,000 square-foot surface with inlay graphics and lines. The surface material is the Hellis Turf Matrix Turf System.
A full length practice field and an 80-yard practice field will be set off the east entrance. The Bermuda turf sod practice fields total approximately 145,000 square feet. A 70' long pedestrian bridge spans the wetlands to connect the two practice fields.
There are 169 water closets and 49 urinals for the stadium, which does not include the Field House.
R Henry Contractor
- Bleacher Seats: 13,586
- 22" Chairback Seats: 196
- 19" Chairback Seats: 1,184
- Disabled and Companion Seating: 316
- University Box Seating: 32
There are 24 drinking fountains.