Charlotte Sports Foundation Announces Two College Football Games Scheduled For Bank Of America Stadium In 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) has announced that two college football games will take place at the Bank of America Stadium to open the 2021 college football season.
CSF announced on Wednesday that Clemson University will face the University of Georgia and Appalachian State University will be up against East Carolina University.
This make Charlotte the focal point of college football to start the season. According to CSF, the weekend will feature three teams ranked in the Top 20 of the final AP poll last season.
App State and East Carolina will play on Thursday, September 2, while Clemson and Georgia will play on Saturday, September 4.
“We are thrilled to bring these two outstanding games to Charlotte,” Danny Morrison, Executive Director of CSF said in a news release. “College football is part of the fabric of the community here in Charlotte, and we cannot think of a better start to the 2021 season than this significant weekend. App State, East Carolina, Clemson and Georgia all have incredibly dedicated fan bases and Charlotte has proven to be a tremendous host and destination. The games will once again showcase the city of Charlotte to the nation, while meaningfully impacting the community for the entire weekend.”
History Behind the Match-ups:
App State and East Carolina have met 31 times in football since 1932. This will be the first time the two have played together at a neutral site.
App State leads the series 19-12, but ECU has won the last six times the two teams met, a news release said. They last played each other in 2012 at East Carolina.
“Hosting an in-state opponent in Charlotte at an NFL stadium remains a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes, alumni and fans,” App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said in a news release. “Charlotte contains our biggest alumni base and is a prime location for prospective Mountaineer student-athletes and fans. It will be a proud moment when App State and ECU kick off the 2021 college football season.”
Clemson and Georgia have faced off 64 times, with the Bulldogs holding a 42-18-4 advantage including 6-1-1 at neutral sites.
They last played each other in 2013 and 2014, with Clemson winning at home in 2013 and Georgia winning at home in 2014. Georgia has won six of the last seven meetings.
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