Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte 49ers have released the 12-game 2018 football schedule, which includes a program-high eight contests against 2017 bowl teams. The 49ers‘ 12-game slate includes six home games and six road games with four non-conference matchups and eight Conference USA contests.
Charlotte will play all six C-USA East Division opponents and two cross-over games against C-USA West Division foes, under sixth-year head coach Brad Lambert. Seven of the 49ers‘ eight C-USA games will come against 2017 bowl participants. Four home games will come against bowl teams.
Charlotte will open the season with three home games and will finish the season with three of four games on the road.
The eight bowl participants are Sun Belt Conference co-Champion Appalachian State and C-USA opponents UAB, WKU, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, Marshall, FIU and Florida Atlantic.
Charlotte opens the season with non-conference home games vs. Fordham (Sept. 1) and Appalachian State (Sept. 8). The 49ers host Old Dominion, Sept. 15 in the first C-USA game of the season. Charlotte hits the road for its first away game, at UMass, Sept. 22 and travels to UAB, Sept. 29 for its first C-USA road game.
Following a bye week, Oct. 6, home games vs. WKU, Oct. 13 and Southern Miss., Oct. 27 sandwich a road game at Middle Tennessee, Oct. 20. A non-conference road game at the SEC’s Tennessee, Nov. 3 is followed by the 49ers final three games: at Marshall, Nov. 10; home vs. FIU, Nov. 17 and the season-finale at Florida Atlantic, Nov. 24.
Conference USA’s 14th annual Championship Game, pitting the champions of the East and West Divisions, is scheduled for Saturday, December 1.
It is important to note that all games are subject to date changes and some dates are expected to move in the coming weeks in order accommodate national television. A schedule of televised games will be released at a later date.
2018 season tickets are currently available with new seating options available at Jerry Richardson Stadium. For more information, visit charlotte49ers.com. Fans may also call the 49ersTicket Office at 704/687-4949.
Sat. 1 FORDHAM Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 8 APPALACHIAN STATE Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 15 OLD DOMINION* Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 22 at Massachusetts Amherst, Mass.
Sat. 29 at UAB* Birmingham, Ala.
Sat. 6 BYE
Sat. 13 WKU* Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 20 at Middle Tennessee* Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Sat. 27 SOUTHERN MISS* Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 3 at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.
Sat. 10 at Marshall* Huntington, W. Va.
Sat. 17 FIU* Jerry Richardson Stadium
Sat. 24 at Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla.
Home games in bold * Conference USA game
Dates are subject to change Times TBA