College Stadium Review: Jerry Richardson Stadium

Jerry Richardson Stadium is a brand new 15,000 seat stadium that is the home of the Charlotte 49ers. If the name sounds familiar it is because Richardson was the man who brought the NFL to Charlotte as the original owner of the Carolina Panthers.

Jerry Richardson Stadium opened in 2013. It seats a little over 15,000 49er fans for fall Saturdays in beautiful Charlotte, NC. In 2015, the 49ers move up into the FBS Subdivision for the first time and will compete in Conference USA.

While watching the 49ers play at Jerry Richardson Stadium be sure to visit the Bojangle’s concession stands and purchase your favorite menu items such as the Cajun filet basket or chicken supremes with their seasoned fries and a sweet tea. You can also find the traditional concession items such as popcorn, nachos, candy and peanuts.

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With 15,000 seats, there are no bad seats at the 49ers games. Every seat is close to the action and you will be watching great C-USA action this season. The 49ers home schedule includes Presbyterian, Florida Atlantic, Temple, Southern Miss, Marshall, and Texas San Antonio.

Conference USA has bowl tie-ins with seven bowls in 2015. This virtually ensures that six 49er wins in the regular season will result in a bowl invitation. C-USA has some of the best bowl destinations of any conference including the Bahamas Bowl, the Miami Beach Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl, the St. Petersburg Bowl, the Heart of Dallas Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl, the Arizona Bowl and also possibly the Independence Bowl.

The 49ers games are always during the day because Jerry Richardson Stadium has no lights. So when you go to the Niners games early in the season, bring your sunglasses and shorts and also some sunscreen. The seats are mostly made up of metal bleachers so don’t forget your seat cushion.

While at Jerry Richardson Stadium you are going to enjoy the view of the campus in the background. The concourse level goes all around the stadium on top of the stands with plenty of room to walk around and hit the concession stands and bathrooms. In the North End Zone, you will see the Football Center where the team locker rooms and training facilities. The huge video board sit on top if the building where you can view the replays.

The 49ers football games are a great way to spend your Saturday this fall. Their first season in Conference USA promises to be a memorable one as they try to qualify for one of these great bowl games. Do not miss any of the action! You will be witnessing the beginning of a football legacy. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor. So order your tickets today.

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