CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte 49ers have a football team and now they have a name to their new field.
The school announced Tuesday the new field will be named McColl-Richardson Field, in honor of former Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who provided financial support for the football program.
UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dr. Phillip Dubois says the school has "the architect of modern Charlotte and the architect of the Panthers NFL team joining forces on behalf of the university."
The 49ers on-campus 15,000-seat stadium is currently under construction and will be completed in August of 2012, in time for the 49ers first recruiting class to begin practice.
The 49ers will begin play in 2013 as an FCS independent.
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