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Charlotte 49ers football timeline

December 2006: UNC Charlotte Trustees authorize study of football.

March 2007: Chancellor Phil Dubois appoints football feasibility committee.

Feb. 15, 2008: Feasibility committee unanimously recommends addition of football.

Sept. 16, 2008: Student body holds “March to the End Zone” rally.

Sept. 18, 2008: Dubois recommends addition of football to trustees.

Nov. 13, 2008: Trustees pass recommendation without opposition.

Jan. 28, 2009: Permanent seat license sales begin.

Feb. 10, 2009: Football capital campaign begins.

Dec. 2009: DLR Group and Jenkins-Peer present initial stadium renderings.

Dec. 11, 2009: Trustees unanimously approve funding plan.

Feb. 12, 2010: UNC Board of Governors unanimously approve funding plan.

June/July 2010: N.C. Legislature approves capital project bill.

August 2010: Gov. Bev Perdue signs non-appropriated capital project bill.

Aug. 11, 2010: “Done Deal” celebration at Student Union.

Aug. 26, 2010: 49ers schedule first football series (with Morehead State).

Sept. 22, 2010: 49ers schedule first home game (against Campbell).

Feb. 9, 2011: 49ers host football “town hall” meeting.

March 1, 2011: Brad Lambert hired as head coach.

April 28, 2011: Groundbreaking for stadium.

Nov. 1, 2011: 49ers announce naming of McColl-Richardson Field.

Feb. 1, 2012: 49ers announce first freshman class of 27 players.

April 11, 2012: 49ers hold first walk-on tryouts.

May 4, 2012: 49ers announce move to Conference USA for football in 2015.

July 25, 2012: Helmet design announced.

Aug. 11, 2012: Goal posts installed in stadium.

Aug. 11, 2012: Judy Rose Football Center unveiled in surprise announcement.

Aug. 16, 2012: First team reports to campus.

Aug. 23, 2012: Installation of artificial turf begins in stadium.

Aug. 27, 2012: 49ers hold first workout sessions on practice fields.

Sept. 1, 2012: Installation of logos in end zone and midfield begins.

Sept. 21, 2012: 49ers hold first workouts in pads.

Oct. 31, 2012: Certificate of occupancy for stadium signed over to 49ers.

Nov. 3, 2012: Football team holds first scrimmage in stadium in front of crowd of approximately 1,500.

Feb. 6, 2013: Second recruiting class of 20 is announced.

March 18, 2013: Spring practice begins.

April 20, 2013: First Green-White spring game.

June 1, 2013: 49ers unveil uniforms.

June 11, 2013: 49ers announce naming of Richardson Stadium.

Aug. 1, 2013: Players report for fall practice.

Aug. 31, 2013: First game, against Campbell.

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