With its official marketing campaign over and self-imposed Oct. 15 deadline passed, the Charlotte 49ers have raised nearly $4 million toward a $5 million goal to start up a football program in time for the 2013 season.
As of Thursday, 3,181 football seat licenses have been sold. With the cost of FSLs ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 each, that translates into $3.9 million.
The original recommendation by chancellor Philip Dubois to the school's board of trustees called for the sale of 5,000 FSLs at $1,000 apiece to raise $5 million in startup funds.
Although the campaign is over, school officials continue to operate on the same timetable pending a decision by the board of trustees to the contrary and FSLs still can be purchased.
Currently, the only way non-students can be guaranteed a seat at a Charlotte football game is through the purchase of an FSL. Little if any general admission public seating is anticipated.
For more information, visit charlotte49erfootball.com.
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