For a relatively young program in a large city, the Charlotte 49ers have an amazing amount of support. The student section is full for just about every game, and they do an excellent job creating a home court advantage for the 49ers. All throughout the game, you’ll hear the cheers and taunts coming from the student section.
It’s not just the student section who make attending a 49ers basketball game a great experience. The Gold Dusters dance team has won numerous accolades and puts on an incredible show. The pep band isn’t half bad either and will keep the in-game spirits high even when the team is struggling.
You’ll also find some great extras to check out around Halton Arena as well. The venue is home to three statues by artist Richard Hallier, which showcase the three sports played at the arena. You’ll also see lots of banners around the arena, including one celebrating the school’s 1977 Final Four appearance.
Finally, you’ll find plenty to do after the game along University City Boulevard. Here you’ll find local favorites like Davinci’s Pizza, Amalfi’s Pizza ‘n’ Pasta, and Ciro’s.
A Charlotte 49ers game is a fantastic experience for any college hoops fan looking for a Conference USA road trip destination or looking to explore North Carolina.
Things to check out
Richard Hallier Athletic Statues
Halton Arena is home to three statues by Richard Hallier. The statues depict the three sports that take place at Halton Arena: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball. Stop by each of the statues and snap a picture before the game.
The banners at Halton Arena celebrate the 49ers many accomplishments over the years, including Charlotte’s 1977 run to the Final Four. Take a minute before the game to check out the banners and remember your favorite 49ers moments.
Stop by and see the Welcome to Halton Arena Mural. The mural shows off pictures from all of the sports played at Halton Arena and is a cool thing to check out as you enter the venue.
If you’re bringing the kids to the game, make sure to take them to the bounce house. The bounce house is a great time for kids and the perfect way to work out all of their energy before the game.
Norm the Niner
Norm is the prospector mascot of the UNC Charlotte 49ers and can be seen entertaining fans at every 49ers athletics event. Norm’s zany antics will surely keep you entertained on game day making attending a 49ers game well worth your time.Watch video
The Uh-Huh Guy
This Charlotte super fan is known for making signs and leading fans in cheers at every Charlotte sporting event. He does an outstanding job of riling up the crowd, so keep your eyes peeled for him when attending a 49ers game.Watch video
The Gold Dusters dance team puts on an incredible show at 49ers basketball games. The dance team has won numerous accolades over the years including taking home first place at the 2010 NDA Summer Dance Camp, so enjoy their performances during the game.Watch video
The Charlotte 49ers Cheerleaders help create a spirited atmosphere inside Halton Arena. Even when the 49ers are struggling, the cheerleaders do a great job of pumping up the crowd. Join in on the cheers to show off your support for the 49ers.Watch video
Enjoy the music provided by the pep band throughout the game. The 49ers pep band will keep the energy high throughout the game with their tunes and are a big part of what makes attending a 49ers game such a special experience.Watch video
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Proud as we can be!
We stand to fight
for the green and white
’til we win the vic – tor – y! (GO NINERS!!)
We pledge our trust in you
and wave your col – ors high!
The loy – al Nin – er Na – tion cheers
forever we’ll FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!
Hail U – ni – ver – si – ty!
To you we sing our praise.
May Char – lotte’s light
dis – pel the night,
il – lu – mine all our days.
In Car – o – li – na’s crown
the bright – est gem we see.
With – out your power
our fin – est hour
would hold no vic – tor – y.
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and cher – ish your great name.
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and your en – dur – ing flame.