Charlotte 49ers to double football stadium capacity in $100 million facilities plan – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers plan to double the seating capacity of the school’s on-campus football stadium as part of a long-term facilities plan released Tuesday afternoon. The initial phase, including the expansion of Jerry Richardson Stadium and the construction of a stadium that combines football and lacrosse, will cost $102 million and will depend entirely on private fundraising to pay for the projects.

UNC Charlotte on Tuesday shared details of proposed athletics facility upgrades and expansions, as well as new venues, as part of what is being touted as the primary vision for the EverGreen athletics facility. Sports design firm HOK of Kansas City and locally based Jenkins Peer Architects assembled the school’s long-range plan. The target for completion of the phased plan is 12 to 15 years.

The only projects with estimated costs are those prioritized in the first phase.

Find more details here on what is to come.

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