Tag: Jerry Richardson Stadium

A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
A new season and big changes at Jerry Richardson Stadium

The first home game of the Charlotte 49ers 2017 season is Sept. 16 and there are a few things you should know before you head to Jerry Richardson Stadium. This season your fan experience is getting an upgrade with a few new additions to game days. Starting next weekend, Niner Transit will be providing a […]

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Buddy Walk celebrates “different” at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buddy Walk celebrates “different”  at Jerry Richardson Stadium

Ava and Kylee are a lot alike. They’re both seven years old; same heart conditions and the same indestructible bond. They call themselves “The Wonder Twins.” They’re like any other best friends. The only difference is that they have Down syndrome. On Saturday afternoon, “The Wonder Twins” joined 3,000 other people as they walked onto […]

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Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

The 1-mile fun run/walk known as the Buddy Walk is set to return to UNC Charlotte Oct. 22. Having been held in the Jerry Richardson Stadium for the past two years, the annual Buddy Walk, put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), will return to the football stadium for it’s third […]

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Niners Drop Decision to Eagles

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners Drop Decision to Eagles

A week after trouncing Elon, the Charlotte 49ers were unable to keep the momentum going and dropped a 37-19 decision to the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Niners started slow once again, but unlike the Elon game, the slow start came back to haunt them. Things started well enough for the Niner defense, as safety Ed […]

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SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

New research from UNC Charlotte sociologists Winston Brady, Phillip McAdams and Yolanda Warner show that Niner football home losses are great opportunities for students and fans alike to socialize. The research, which was conducted over the first two and half seasons of football at the university, has found a common trend in social relations once […]

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Families raise money for Down Syndrome inclusiveness

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Families raise money for Down Syndrome inclusiveness

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte’s (DSAGC) annual Buddy walk, brought a record setting amount of families, friends and community members to Jerry Richardson Stadium Oct. 17 with an estimated 3,300 attendants. Through the efforts of the DSAGC, as well as the dedicated families and community members, this year’s Buddy Walk raised $195,000. While […]

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SGA approves Student Ticketing Allocation for 2015 season

| January 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
SGA approves Student Ticketing Allocation for 2015 season

Due to a consistent lack of student attendance at football games during the 2014 season, the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has passed new legislation that will reduce the amount of student seating. The new legislation is called the Student Ticketing Allocation Act. SGA passed this legislation in November and it will take effect […]

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UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s Zero Waste Program wins Wells Fargo Green Award

Each year, the Charlotte Chamber Green Works program rewards both a small and a large business the Wells Fargo Green Award. It is given to businesses that have successfully innovated new products and have sustained their businesses culture. This year, the University of North Carolina Zero Waste Program is a part of the chamber and […]

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Fans voice their opinions on the atmosphere of football games

| November 10, 2014 | 5 Comments
Fans voice their opinions on the atmosphere of football games

Jerry Richardson stadium is among the best stadiums in FCS football and was built right in the heart of UNC Charlotte’s beautiful campus. The buzz surrounding the program for the past few years has been over the top, with students and alumni cheering the decision to add the sport and celebrating that the 49ers would […]

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Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

| October 16, 2014 | 3 Comments
Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Although lightning and rain threatened to shut down the event, the Buddy Walk was successfully completed by more than 2,100 walkers on Saturday, Oct. 11. This was the first community event to be held at Jerry Richardson Stadium, the university’s 2-year-old football stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), […]

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Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

Jerry Richardson Stadium will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, Oct. 11 – and it won’t be because of a football game. For the first time ever, UNC Charlotte will host a community event within the walls of its newest stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), is a […]

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A groundbreaking hit for the introduction of the UNC Charlotte Marching Band

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
A groundbreaking hit for the introduction of the UNC Charlotte Marching Band

On October 2, 2014 UNC Charlotte Chancellor, Phillip Dubois announced the news students and alumni have been waiting for. By a generous $2 million donation from alumni Gene and Vicki Johnson, the UNC Charlotte Marching Band will take the field fall 2015. Although the Johnsons funded multiple UNC Charlotte projects, such as the Harris Alumni […]

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Three counties, two universities, one game ball

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Three counties, two universities, one game ball

The Charlotte 49ers host the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Jerry Richardson Stadium. Saturday’s game is also UNC Charlotte Military Appreciation Day. Both UNC Charlotte and Gardner-Webb are jointly participating in the inaugural event. The two universities have planned and resourced the run by the UNC Charlotte Military Science and Aerospace Studies […]

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