The two Carolinas will open the 2015 season in Charlotte.
Congratulations to them for getting it right. I personally think this is great for both fan bases and also the region. I’ve long-believed an annual series between State and South Carolina in Charlotte — like a much inferior Red River Rivalry or Cocktail Party — would have very little downside, especially if it’s played on one of the October weekends where State leaves town because of the fair.
This will be my 11th year as an LTR-holder, and I understand the importance of home games as it relates to operating expenses, but when the WPC is giving the season tickets holders the option of not buying the eighth home game, then it may be time to re-think the strategy.
Naturally, I’ll leave the logistics to others.
The game, which will take place on Sept. 5, was secured by the Charlotte Sports Foundation.
â€œWe are extremely excited to bring these national football powers and regional rivals together in Charlotte for college football,â€ Will Webb, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation, said in a statement. â€œThis will be a tremendous game featuring a marquee matchup of ACC and SEC teams.â€