Conference USA has announced its preliminary television schedule for the 2016 football season, and the current schedule includes three Charlotte 49ers road games. Charlotte’s season-opener at Louisville will be televised by the ACC Regional Sports Network. The 49ers game at Marshall will be televised nationally by first-year C-USA TV partner beIN Sports and the 49ers road game at Southern Miss will be televised by the American Sports Network (ASN).
Additional Conference USA football television exposures will be released as soon as they are finalized.
The 49ers have also announced their homecoming date and game times for their six home contests. Charlotte will play its first four home games, including the Oct. 15 Homecoming Game vs. FIU at 6 p.m., and the last two home games in November at 2 p.m. Those game times are subject to change.
The 49ers’ current television list includes three of Charlotte’s five games against 2015 bowl participants.
Charlotte will open the 2016 season at Louisville, Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., in the 49ers’ first contest against an ACC opponent. That game will be televised by the ACC Regional Sports Network. On Oct. 22, the 49ers will play at Marshall, which won its fifth straight bowl game, at 5:30 p.m. on beIN Sports. Charlotte begins the final month of the regular-season at Southern Miss, Nov. 5 on ASN at 3:30 p.m.
Louisville won the Music City Bowl over Texas A&M, last year, while Marshall defeated UConn in the St. Petersburg Bowl and Southern Miss lost to Washington in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
In addition to the league’s television package, additional games will be available on-line through the C-USA Digital Network and the league’s online media partners. Those schedules will be released when they are finalized.
Charlotte 49ers football season ticket plans and group tickets are currently on sale. Call the 49ers ticket office at 704-687-4949 or visit charlotte49ers.com to purchase your 2016 tickets.
Thurs. 1 at Louisville ACC RSN Louisville, Ky. 7:00
Sat. 10 ELON Jerry Richardson Stadium 6:00
Sat. 17 EASTERN MICHIGAN Jerry Richardson Stadium 6:00
Sat. 24 at Temple Philadelphia, Pa.
Sat. 1 OLD DOMINION* Jerry Richardson Stadium 6:00
Sat. 8 at Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla.
Sat. 15 FIU* (HC) Jerry Richardson Stadium 6:00
Sat. 22 at Marshall* beIN Huntington, W.Va. 5:30
Sat. 29 BYE
Sat. 5 at Southern Miss* ASN Hattiesburg, Miss. 3:30
Sat. 12 RICE* Jerry Richardson Stadium 2:00
Sat. 19 MIDDLE TENNESSEE* Jerry Richardson Stadium 2:00
Sat. 26 at UTSA* San Antonio, Texas
Home games in bold
* Conference USA game
HC - Homecoming
all times are eastern
Game times are subject to change