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The Charlotte 49ers is the name given to all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Charlotte 49ers consists of sixteen teams (eight each for male and female) that compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference of the NCAA's Division I.
Logo and Uniform
The athletics logo contains a miner's hand and a pick-axe as a reference to the Gold Rush in the piedmont region of North Carolina that was the largest in the nation until the California Gold rush.
The school's official colors are green and white, though black also features prominently in the school's athletic logos and uniforms and gold prominent in all logos.
The nickname 49ers derives from the fact that the Charlotte Center for the University of North Carolina, a night school created to educate returning World War II veterans, which was saved from closing in 1949 by Bonnie Cone.
The school was rechristened Charlotte College that year and became UNC Charlotte in 1965.
The best national finish by a 49ers athletic team is 3rd, accomplished by the men's golf team at the 2007 NCAA Golf Championship. In September 2007, the golf team became the first Charlotte athletic program to reach a #1 national ranking.
Football Team Under Process
UNC Charlotte does not have a football team. In 2006, a student and alumni organization formed in an effort to bring an NCAA Division I-A football team to UNC Charlotte.
So far the organization, Charlotte 49er Football Initiative, has set up a website in order to get a list of supporters and pledges supporters would like to make, if there were a team.
In February 2007, the Board of Trustees voted to establish a Football Feasibility Committee to be headed by outgoing Board President Mac Everett. The Committee held several meetings throughout the summer of 2007 and conducted three public forums in the fall of 2007.
Following these meetings, the committee unanimously voted in favor of making a pro-football recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding the feasibility of adding a football program at Charlotte.
Athletic Facilities at Charlotte
Athletic facilities at Charlotte have been revisited quite frequently over the past decade. In 1996 men's basketball returned to campus full-time for the first time in nearly 20 years with the opening of Dale F. Halton Arena.
A new outdoor sports facility, the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center, opened in 1999 and presently serves as the home to the 49ers track and field teams in addition to both men's and women's soccer.
Tom & Lib Phillips Field, the baseball facility, underwent a $6 million overhaul that was completed in 2007; the facility was renamed Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium in honor of the renovation's benefactor and her late husband.
The golf team's new practice facility at Rocky River Golf Club in Concord was completed in October 2006.
Requirement for new Construction
A requirement for new construction within the campus to accommodate football matches has been felt. Chancellor Dubois is in the process of reviewing the committee's results and determining his final recommendation to the Board of Trustees at the September board meeting.
He has presented his own findings from stadium design firm HOK Sport Venue Event .These figures high costs in relation to UCF's new stadium and a similarly priced new construction for the University of North Texas have raised doubts about the Chancellor's desire to pursue football.
The Board will vote at the September meeting for or against adding football. The team would likely begin play in the Fall of 2013.