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Charlotte 49ers Football

Get the lowdown on the Charlotte 49ers move to FBS; see the complete schedule, and learn how to tailgate like a pro.

Starting with a bang … campus is abuzz from the Charlotte 49ers win over Georgia State in their season opener on Sept. 4. Read all about how we dominated at the Georgia Dome.

A Whole New Conference

We’ve moved up. This season, the Charlotte 49ers join a new level of competition: Conference USA in the NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision, also known as FBS. What does that mean? Stronger opponents are one thing we can count on. Here’s Head Coach Brad Lambert’s take:

“Welcome to FBS Football. It’s challenging. Our schedule has two previous conference champions and five schools that were bowl eligible with at least six wins. It’s a good home schedule for our fans. It’s a tough schedule that we are excited to play."

The first home game is Sept. 12 - check out the complete schedule and get your home game tickets here.

Party with Alumni at Tailgate Village

No one does tailgating better than the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association. Alumni staff have been hard at work creating the ultimate Tailgate Village. Secure your tailgate tickets here; individual spaces and season packages are available.

Alumni Tailgate Village

Tailgate includes:

Covered space, seating and restroom facilities in the new Hauser Alumni Pavilion, full buffet, beer, wine, and other non-alcoholic beverages, a gaming area for children and a live DJ.

Home Schedule

Date Opponent Kickoff Tailgate
9/12 Presbyterian College Noon 9:30 - 11:30 AM
9/26 Florida Atlantic 7:00 PM 4:30 - 6:30 PM
10/2 (Fri) Temple 7:00 PM 4:30 - 6:30 PM
10/24 Southern Miss (Homecoming) Noon 9:30 - 11:30 AM
10/31 Marshall TBD 2.5 hours prior to game
11/14 UT San Antonio TBD 2.5 hours prior to game