Charlotte votes to start a football program
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The University of North Carolina at Charlotte could soon have a football team ó if the school can raise enough money.
The school’s board of trustees voted Thursday to move forward with starting a program. They hope to being play in the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision by 2013.
But the school must raise nearly $45 million to pay for coaches and scholarships, and to build a 12,000-seat on-campus stadium.
The board voted unanimously to begin the process of starting a team. The goal is to eventually move to the Division I’s highest tier of play.
With more than 22,000 students, Charlotte is one of the largest schools in the nation without a football team.