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.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Posted by Observer Sports at 10:39 PM