49ers Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Biff Poggi

Team Mascot: Norm the Niner

Year Opened: 2013

Capacity: 15314

City / State: Charlotte / North Carolina

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Conference USA Games

Rival Team: CUSA Teams

The 49ers football program is one of the youngest in the nation meaning they’ll look to solidify rivalries in the coming years. As members of Conference USA each matchup with their fellow conference members will go a long way towards building rivalries, so make sure to be in attendance for conference games.

49ers Tailgate Guide


The Charlotte 49ers football program began to play in 2013, and the fans have been coming out strong to support their team ever since. You’ll find lots of 49ers pride on display at tailgates here, as everyone arrives bright and early to party and show off their Charlotte pride on game days. You won’t be able to move an inch without seeing green and white tents as well as fans adorned from head to toe in 49ers gear.

All Throughout the tailgate, you’ll find fans having a good time grilling and playing tailgate games, as the prepare to enter the stadium and cheer on the 49ers to victory. The students are particularly lively as they gather at the student tailgate to party hard before supporting the team. There is plenty of beer to drink and music to get down to, so join in on this incredible party scene to get the most out your trip to Charlotte.

It’s not just the ability to hang out, and have a few drinks with friends that make tailgating before a 49ers game a special experience, the pride and passion on display for the team is also top notch. Nothing shows off the pride and spirit on display at UNC Charlotte before the game better than the team walk. During the team walk the players and coaches enter the stadium followed by performances by the band and cheer team. Make sure to check out this outstanding tradition to get into the 49ers gameday spirit.


Team Walk

The team walk gives you an excellent chance to see the players and coaches as they enter the stadium. You’ll also get to see the band and cheer team perform making it the perfect way to get in the 49ers spirit.

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The Normbulance

The Normbulance is one of the most popular tailgate spots on and is home to the toast that takes place 49 minutes past an hour to kickoff. Stop by the Normbulance and take part in the pregame toast to get the full 49ers game day experience.

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Tailgate Village

Tailgate Village offers you the chance to take part in an all you can eat and drink tailgate for only $20. Head on down to the Hauser Alumni Pavilion two and a half hours before kickoff to take part in this excellent tailgate party that provides the perfect alternative to setting up your own tailgate.

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Where to tailgate

49ers Stadium Guide

In Game

The 49ers football program is among the newest in all of College football, but that doesn’t stop the fans from showing up in strong numbers to support their team. The 49ers began playing football in 2013 and only this past season moved up to the FBS joining Conference USA. The team will look to make great strides, as they hope to continue the programs meteoric rise to the top.

On game days you’ll find Jerry Richardson Stadium to be a sea of green and white as throngs of fans come out to support this young program looking to cement itself in the FBS. The 49ers fans are among the best when it comes to showing support throughout the game. Here you’ll find lots of fans standing and cheering on the team for the entire game no matter what the score.

It’s not just the fans that make attending a 49ers game an enjoyable experience, but the stadium as well. Jerry Richardson Stadium is a new state of the art facility that offers plenty of amenities for fans in addition to a great view of the surrounding campus. The wide concourses are open allowing you to be able to see the action on the field from the concourse if you are waiting in line to grab some concessions.

You’ll have a very good time attending a 49ers game, as the budding football program has strong fan support and a state of the art stadium where any college football fan would love to take in a game.

Things to check out

“Go Long” Statues

Jerry Richardson Stadium features two of these identical statues. One at the main entrance and one in the south end zone in front of the Rose Football Center. Stop by one of these two statues if you get the chance, as they provide a great photo op for you and your friends or family.

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Judy W. Rose Football Center

Located on the southeast end of the stadium, the Judy W. Rose Football Center is home to both athletic and academic amenities. The football center plays a significant role in the operations of a football team and is quite the sight to behold, so take notice of it when attending a game at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

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Low Profile

Jerry Richardson Stadium was built below ground level meaning you’ll have an excellent view of the surrounding area no matter where you are sitting. You can see all throughout campus when attending a game giving the game a quaint feeling that you won’t find at other larger venues.

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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.

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Pride of Niner Nation

The Pride of Niner Nation is among the newest in college football that doesn’t mean they don’t put on quite the show at 49ers games. The band's pregame and halftime performances are mesmerizing, and they always know how to enhance the in-game atmosphere as well. You’ll be in for a treat when taking in a 49ers game due to the accompaniment of the Pride of Niner Nation to the action on the field.

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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.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Hail, Char – lotte Four – ty Nin – ers,
    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!!

  2. Alma Mater

    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.
    So let us love you life
    and cher – ish your great name.
    To aid your cause up – hold you laws
    and your en – dur – ing flame.

49ers Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Press Box Bar & Grill

    The Press Box Bar and Grill

    The Press Box Bar and Grill provides an atmosphere and ambiance to cater to anyone, from a private business meeting to a casual dinner with the family.

    9609 N Tryon St a, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  2. Picasso’s Sports Cafe

    Picassos Sports Cafe

    Picasso's Sports Cafe is the Best Damn Sports Bar in Charlotte Period!

    230 E W.T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $$

  3. Ale’s University

    Ales University burger

    Serving our Famous Burgers, Mac & Cheese, Wings and More....all in a Fun Casual Atmosphere!

    9601 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

    Flying Saucer pizza

    Offering a wide variety of imported and domestic quality craft beers, as well as a full pub menu

    9605 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Le Kebab Grill

    Le Kebab

    Our food is uniquely authentic, and distinctively fresh.

    350 E McCullough Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  6. Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

    Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

    First restaurant in the area to offer wonderful meals prepared by expert Hibachi Chefs in the traditional Japanese restaurant style of Teppan Yaki.

    8601 University Executive Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  7. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

    Cheddars Scratch Kitchen

    Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen serves made-from-scratch goodness: Quality ingredients, prepared fresh in our kitchen. It’s the right way, not the easy way.

    620 University Center Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Boardwalk Billys Raw Bar & Ribs

    Boardwalk Billys Raw Bar Ribs

    Boardwalk Billy’s has been a local favorite spot for enjoying fresh seafood, award-winning BBQ, and southern hospitality.

    9005 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - sportsbar - $$