UNC Charlotte approves football team for 2013
Trustees for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have
announced plans to move forward with a football team, starting in
the 2013 season.
The board of trustees agreed unanimously Friday morning on a new
plan that would provide $40.5 million in funding to build a
permanent 30,000-seat stadium and field house, and to seek state
approval for a student fee increase to fund the project.
Chancellor Philip Dubois said the time would never be
The move would require an increase of student fees of up to
$320, to be phased in over several years. UNC Charlotte’s
chancellor says the student fee could go down if private donations
toward the football program increase.