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Butler High to move Mallard Creek, Richmond Sr. home games to Providence

By Langston Wertz Jr.
lwertz@charlotteobserver.com

Butler High will move home football games with Mallard Creek and Richmond Senior to Providence High, athletics director Courtney Paschal said.

Butler, which will open Aug. 22 at West Charlotte, will play nationally-ranked Mallard Creek on Aug. 29. It will face state power Richmond Senior on Sept. 19. Paschal said the school has not made a decision about whether to move its Nov. 7 home game with Independence.

Paschal said Butler officials discussed moving the Mallard Creek and Richmond Senior games to Memorial Stadium, but the visitor’s side of the stadium is closed for construction. Paschal said Butler’s stadium seats 2,500 and school officials are expecting large crowds. Providence’s stadium can accommodate more than 6,000. Butler and Independence have played their rivalry game at Providence in the past because of increased interest.

Memorial Stadium officials said a construction project currently is underway on the Seventh Street side of the facility to add a press box. That project is expected to be completed late in the year. Memorial Stadium will host two games Aug. 21: Sun Valley vs. Hough and Mallard Creek vs. Charlotte Christian.

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