49ers name stadium after Panthers' Richardson
JUN 12, 2013 10:37a ET
Construction on the stadium was completed last October.
Charlotte Chancellor Phillip Dubois said Tuesday in a release that Richardson "knows that football can bring the students and the city of Charlotte together and he wanted to be among the first to stand up and state, `this program is important to me.'"
The playing surface was previously named McColl-Richardson Field after an earlier donation from Richardson and former Bank of America chairman Hugh McColl.
Richardson also announced an endowed football scholarship in honor of his son, Jon Richardson.
Charlotte begins play this fall as an FCS independent before joining Conference USA in 2015.