The NC State Wolfpack and the South Carolina Gamecocks will open the 2017 season in Charlotte in the Belk College Kickoff Game, the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced today.
The game will be played in September 2017 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We are excited to announce that these two prominent universities will be facing off in Charlotte in 2017,” said Will Webb, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “It is a great time to be a college football fan in Charlotte, and we look forward to welcoming Gamecock and Wolfpack fans to our city.”
NC State and South Carolina have met 57 times on the gridiron and the Gamecocks lead the series 27-26-4. In their last meeting in 2009, South Carolina won 7-3 in Raleigh.
“We have been in discussions with South Carolina for a couple of years and were able this past August to find a mutually acceptable season to play,” said NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow. “Wolfpackers will look forward with great anticipation to this ACC-SEC matchup.”
NC State was previously scheduled to open the 2017 season at home vs. Furman. They have pushed that game back two weeks to Sept. 16. The Wolfpack also host Marshall on Sept. 9 and travel to Notre Dame on Oct. 28.
A previously scheduled game at Troy had to be postponed in order to schedule the South Carolina game. Per the NC State release, their goal is to move the “previously scheduled return game with Troy to a later year.”
South Carolina also now has a complete non-conference schedule for the 2017 season. The Gamecocks are also slated to host Louisiana Tech (Sept. 23), Wofford (Nov. 18), and Clemson (Nov. 25).
Future Belk College Kickoff Games
- 2017 – NC State vs. South Carolina
- 2018 – Tennessee vs. West Virginia
- 2019 – North Carolina vs. South Carolina
- 2023 – North Carolina vs. South Carolina
This neutral site game should draw in fans easily being in Charlotte.
Good, this allows Troy to have UAB visit in 2017, when the UAB program resumes.
NC State’s schedule in 2017 is worlds better than this year.
This seasons game had an attendance of 51,000. Just 70% of BOA Stadium’s capacity.
Attendance was at that level due to outrageous ticket prices, not fan interest.
Not to mention the game was at 5:30 or so…
this is it this our seasons
perfect solutions with this one
Look Like it will be for one more