Charlotte 49ers football timeline
08/24/2013 12:00 AM
08/24/2013 11:26 AM
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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