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The wait is over for Charlotte 49ers football

By David Scott

The team has been assembled, the coaching staff hired and the stadium constructed. Tail-gating Niner Nation fans are at the ready. Now it’s time to play. When the 49ers face Campbell on Aug. 31 at a sold-out Richardson Stadium in their inaugural game, years of planning and preparation – and dreaming – will be realized.

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VOICES -- ALUMNI TALK ABOUT INAUGURAL SEASON
Charlotte’s football fortunes changed when Dubois committed to the cause
Phil Dubois, File


The Observer’s Tom Sorensen wrote this column on Feb. 10, 2011. I don’t care if the early line on the 2019 Virginia Tech-Charlotte football game in Blacksburg, Va., is Hokies by 471/2. I care that Virginia Tech is on the schedule. I care that Charlotte has a schedule. I care that Charlotte football never felt as real as it did Wednesday at the school’s first Football Forum.

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THE 49ERS NEW HOME ... WITH ROOM TO GROW
Graphic: Richardson Stadium can expand to 40,000, if needed