Charlotte 49ers move another football game due to COVID-19 issues

By Richard Walker

For the seventh time this season, the Charlotte 49ers will have their football schedule altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

School officials announced Monday that in coordination with Western Kentucky, Conference USA has moved their Saturday game to Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. The game will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.

The new game date allows the 49ers to clear COVID-19 protocols that would have prevented Charlotte from competing this Saturday.

“We appreciate WKU working with us and the league office to make this game happen,” 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill said in a school news release. “This has been a challenging season for our team, and we are grateful for each and every opportunity we have to compete. It took some creativity – but we are willing to look at all options to reward our student-athletes for all the work they continue to put forth.”

Previously, Charlotte has had road games with North Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Marshall and home games with Georgia State, Florida International and Gardner-Webb cancelled or postponed.

Cahrlotte’s Oct. 17 home game against Florida International has been moved to Dec. 5 at noon.

Due to the adjusted capacity of 1,072 at Richardson Stadium, tickets will be distributed to UNC Charlotte students, families of team members for both teams and a small amount to University guests. Tickets will not be made available for sale.

Student ticket distribution for the WKU game will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.