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.